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RCN Lehigh Valley to Host 35th Annual Dream Come True Telethon and Auction on December 7

The region’s leading internet and cable provider hosts live TV event and online auction to benefit local children

BETHLEHEM, PA – Nov. 24, 2020 – For the 35th year, RCN Lehigh Valley is teaming up with Dream Come True, a non-profit dedicated to fulfilling the dreams of children who are seriously, chronically or terminally ill in the Greater Lehigh Valley area, for its annual Dream Come True Telethon and online auction. Bidding in the online auction is open now and the telethon airs on Monday, December 7 from 6:00pm-9:00pm on RCN-TV channel 4 / HD 1004 in the Lehigh Valley and channel 8 / HD 608 in Delaware County. Financial donations are accepted during the fundraiser via phone and on Dream Come True’s website.

Rayann Vasko, executive director of Dream Come True, said, “We're excited to be able to host the annual Dream Come True telethon this year. While it will be a little different due to the pandemic, children are still being diagnosed with life-altering illnesses every day and we need the community’s support now more than ever.”

The online auction hosted via Bidding Owl opened on November 23 and runs through 9:00pm on December 7. Items donated by RCN’s network partners and local supporters offered for bid include Apple AirPods, an HP Pavilion Touch Screen laptop, an outdoor/indoor projection screen with projector, a Sonos Playbar, a Tumi Voyager backpack and much more. Last year, the event raised over $100,000.

The live television program is produced by RCN-TV, the broadcast production arm of RCN. The evening is filled with inspiring entertainment, including interviews from previous Dream Come True recipients and dedicated community members. RCN-TV Sports Director and broadcaster Gary Laubach will be hosting alongside on-air personalities Scott Barr and Devin Almonte.

“Now more than ever, RCN is committed to giving back to the wonderful community in the Lehigh Valley,” said Sanford Ames, Jr., General Manager of RCN Pennsylvania. “For the 35th year, we are partnering with Dream Come True to ensure children battling severe illness have their wishes fulfilled, and we will continue to do so for years to come.”

RCN provides Bethlehem, Easton, Allentown as well as surrounding communities in the Lehigh Valley and Delaware County with high-speed internet with Gigabit speeds up to 940 Mbps, streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime Video through next-gen TiVo set-top boxes, voice remote, 4K content, and a variety of innovative products to further amplify entertainment experiences such as whole home WiFi powered by eero and brilliant whole home sound with Sonos.

To learn more about RCN and its services, please visit www.rcn.com. To access the online auction today, please visit www.biddingowl.com/DreamComeTrue.

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About RCN
RCN Telecom Services, LLC (www.rcn.com and www.rcn.com/business) provides industry-leading high-speed internet, digital TV and phone services for residential, small/medium and Enterprise business customers. As a six-time recognized provider, RCN has been acknowledged in multiple residential and business categories in PCMag's Readers' Choice Awards in the years 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020. RCN was also recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the best cost-effective ISP in its Best Cable Internet Provider of 2020 rankings. RCN is YouTube HD Verified, earning the company the highest-ranking that Google offers. RCN is also a Netflix Open Connect partner, placing in the Top rankings on the Netflix USA ISP Speed Index in the markets RCN serves. RCN's affordably priced advanced digital services are delivered through its proprietary, state-of-the-art fiber-rich network and supported by 100% U.S.-based customer service. RCN's primary service areas include Boston, Chicago, Lehigh Valley (PA), New York City, Philadelphia (Delaware County) and Washington, DC.

About Dream Come True
Dream Come True is a local nonprofit organization that fulfills dreams for children who are living in the Greater Lehigh Valley area, between the ages of four and 17 and are diagnosed with a serious, chronic or life-threatening illness.

RCN Media Contact
Zoe Cushman
Matter Communications
rcn@matternow.com
617.874.5201

Dream Come True Media Contact:
Rayann Vasko
Dream Come True
rvasko@aol.com
610.509.4019

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