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CDS benefits from telethon donations; deadline Sunday

CDS benefits from telethon donations; deadline Sunday

Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:02 pm

 This is the final week for anyone in the community who wishes to make a donation or honor a pledge to the 53rd annual Lions Club/Local 6 Telethon of Stars — which benefits Martin-based Community Developmental Services on the local level. The telethon was staged in November 2009 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in downtown Paducah, Ky. Contributions to the telethon will be accepted through Sunday. “Even though the telethon was in November, there is still an opportunity for people to help us,” said Cathy Cate, executive director of Community Developmental Services. “People who may have considered making a donation back in November and for one reason or another did not, have a chance to do so this last week in January.” Donations received from Tennessee go directly to benefit CDS, a non-profit organization in Martin that provides services and support to about 140 adults who have developmental disabilities in Obion, Weakley, Henry, Carroll and Lake counties. Ms. Cate emphasized that every donation — no matter how big or how small — makes a difference. “We cherish every dollar that comes in, because we know it is going to help us to continue to provide the quality services and support our individuals deserve,” she said. Donations may be mailed to the Telethon of Stars, c/o BB&T Bank, P.O. Box 1416, Paducah, KY 42002; or made online at www.telethonofstars.com, according to Heather Scarano, communications and development coordinator for CDS. Published in The Messenger 1.26.10

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