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My Room Telethon raises more than $3.3 million for children’s cancer

My Room’s annual Telethon on Nine has broken records in funds raised for the children’s cancer charity.

In total $3,301,334 was raised for My Room through Channel 9’s Footy Show Grand Final Eve: My Room Telethon which aired last Friday night (24 September).

The final tally broke the record for the most funds raise since the Telethon began in 2016.

The My Room Telethon has now raised the grand total of $10,588,621 over six years and is a generous supporter of the Monash Children’s Hospital Cancer Centre.

Maurizio Marcocci, Chairman, and Margaret Zita OAM, CEO of My Room expressed their thanks:

“On behalf of everyone at My Room Children’s Cancer Charity, we are so grateful with the ongoing support from everyone that donated to the Telethon this year. We were blown away by the generosity. We’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings of wanting to renovate the rooms of the cancer ward, as we continue to support families, fund clinical care, medical equipment, research and trials that we hope will lead us to our goal,” Mr Marcoccia and Ms Zita said.

“The record-breaking amount of $3,301,334 could not have been possible without the generosity of our loyal business networks, pro bono partners, corporate donors, My Room ambassadors and the amazing team at Nine, including the talent who have given My Room Children’s Cancer Charity such a voice,” they said.

“Most importantly, a big thank you to the public for their generosity, and to the bravery of the patients who told their stories from Monash Children’s Hospital – it is for all children that we continue to work towards a 100% cure rate. We will now forge forward to ensure that we get this money where it is needed. The children will get the best treatment they deserve in this country, as well as supporting them on their journey. Together we are definitely making a difference.”

Managing Director of Nine Melbourne, Matt James added:

“Our Melbourne team are very proud to be part of this year’s record-breaking result for The Footy Show Grand Final Eve: My Room Telethon,” Mr James said.

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all of My Room’s supporters and volunteers, corporate partners, and the public who have donated to help fight childhood cancer.”

To watch the show on 9Now visit: https://www.9now.com.au/footy-show-grand-final-eve-my-room-telethon