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Show of Hearts 2022 stories – Day 1

Show of Hearts 2022 begins on Global BC Feb. 24 . Global News

While the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Variety Show of Hearts continues to meet the needs of children around the province.

To meet the increased need for help, Variety will be holding a three-day event, kicking off today on Global BC where viewers will meet some of the amazing kids they’ve helped in 2022.

Stories will run on Global News Morning, Global News at Noon and Global News Hour at 6.

Viewers will then get to meet more of B.C.’s kids when the 56th Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon airs on Global BC on Saturday, Feb. 26 from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Here are the stories from day one:

Thursday is the start of this year’s Show of Hearts on Global. Due to the increasing demand, Variety has opened up its granting program in a number of new directions. CEO Cally Wesson talks about the changes and how they help even more kids and their families.

Click to play video: 'Variety B.C. funding for new initiatives' Variety B.C. funding for new initiatives
Variety B.C. funding for new initiatives – Feb 24, 2022

The BC Centre for Ability’s Community Brain Injury Program for Children and Youth program typically supports 80 children a year. Due to an overwhelming need for brain injury support in children this year, the program had more requests than they could provide services. Variety stepped in and provided funding so kids would not have to wait.

Click to play video: 'Variety provides support for kids on brain injury waitlist' Variety provides support for kids on brain injury waitlist
Variety provides support for kids on brain injury waitlist – Feb 24, 2022

In the summer of 2021, Bella’s family lost their home – and all of Bella’s specialized equipment – to the B.C. wildfires. Variety immediately stepped in with an expensive feeding chair for Bella, as well as playground tiles, which will allow her to play safely outdoors. We follow up on Bella and her family.

Click to play video: 'Variety helps family whose home was destroyed in B.C. wildfires' Variety helps family whose home was destroyed in B.C. wildfires
Variety helps family whose home was destroyed in B.C. wildfires – Feb 24, 2022

 

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