40th Annual Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon and
2024 Children’s Miracle Network Champion Launched

Celebrating 40 years of kindness and generosity in Newfoundland and Labrador.

St. John’s, NL – A special event took place at the Soccer Hut in Mount Pearl today. The Janeway Foundation celebrated the launch of the 40th Anniversary Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. They also announced the new 2024 Children’s Miracle Network Champion, John Bennett, from Mount Pearl. Funds raised at this year’s Telethon, airing on NTV on June 1st and 2nd will provide new equipment, education and research opportunities at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.

“For 40 years, gifts to the Janeway Foundation and the Telethon have helped the Janeway keep pace with the latest advancements in medical technology. Because of our generous community those advanced tools are at the Janeway today saving lives! So many people in our province owe their health, and the health of their children, to the Janeway, and to the Janeway’s incredible donors. Thank you,” said Rebecca Dutton, President and CEO, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation.

“This year’s fundraising efforts will support a large range of equipment, education, and research projects. There will be a particular priority placed on caring for children with complex medical conditions or severe injuries in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit by implementing renal replacement therapy, something that we presently have to send children out of province for; and on purchasing advanced equipment and technology for the Maternal Fetal Assessment Unit, to enhance the safety and quality of care provided to babies born to high-risk mothers from all across the province.”

The 2024 Champion is John Bennett. John began his Janeway journey at two and a half months when he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF). John embodies strength and courage and is an inspiration to all who know him. He does not let CF stop him from flourishing in the sports he loves, soccer and hockey. John says, “I have CF, but I am healthy and thriving because of the CF team at the Janeway, they are part of my family. I just want to thank them for everything.”
To view John’s story this link.

Joining the celebration today were key corporate sponsors and donors, John Bennett and his family, members of two of John’s teams – the Mount Pearl Blades U15A Hockey Team and MPSA U15 Premier Youth League Soccer Team, Abi Latoszek, the 2023 Champion, and her family, Janeway Foundation Board Chair and Board members, and supporters.

• To learn more about the Telethon and how to fundraise, visit https://janewayfoundation.nf.ca/telethon/
• To share your story, video, or photo of you or your child: https://janewayfoundation.nf.ca/our-stories/share-your-story/

The 40th Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon will broadcast on NTV:
• June 1st at 6:30 pm (NDT) and
• June 2nd at 12:00 p.m. (NDT)

About the Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation
The Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation exists to activate a community of donors, fundraisers and volunteers to fund children’s healthcare, primarily through support of the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre.