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Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the #518gives Fundraiser!

Show us your support online!

Post a photo on social media using #518gives for a chance to see your post on TV during the broadcast!

Sunday, January 26th from noon to 7:00 pm.

We invite you to join us and watch the broadcast in person! On Sunday, January 26th, the 60th Anniversary of the #518gives Fundraiser (formerly known as the #518gives Telethon) will air on WXXA/FOX23, Cable channel 8, or channel 7 in the North Country.

#518gives is hosted by local on-air talent from News10 ABC and Albany Broadcasting Company. Anchors from News10 will host the main stage, and on-air radio personalities will host the talent stage, where we will see performances from singers and dancers from around the Capital Region.



For the first time ever, the #518gives Fundraiser will be broadcast LIVE from Colonie Center! 

We're excited to welcome several special guests!



New York Giants' wide receiver Darius Slayton

We're thrilled to announce that Slayton will be joining us from noon-3pm to meet and greet with fans! Autographs are $25 each. All proceeds benefit the Center for Disability Services! The sports area will be located between Barnes & Noble and Macy's. No photos are permitted with sports guests, only autographs.



New York Yankees' first baseman Luke Voit!

We're excited to welcome Luke Voit to the sports room at the #518gives Fundraiser! He will join us from noon-3pm with Darius Slayton. Autographs are $25 each. No photos are permitted with sports guests, only autographs.



Madison VanDenburg from American Idol!

We're so excited to welcome Madison VanDenburg to the #518gives stage for the first time ever! Madison is scheduled to perform at approximately 6:00pm and 6:40pm.



Sawyer Fredericks, winner of the Voice season 8!

We are excited to welcome back Sawyer Fredericks to the #518gives stage! Sawyer is scheduled to perform at approximately 5:30pm and 6:20pm.