Local 158 participates in telethon

Members raise $3,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

On August 5, 2006, local 158 Sec.-Treas. Kevin Reatherford didn’t mind answering the phone. In fact, the more calls he got, the happier he was — and the more money he raised for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Tenn.

Reatherford had the honor of working the annual telethon to raise money for the pediatric treatment and research facility founded by entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962. Not only did Reatherford raise money by answering the phone that day, but members of his local in Peoria, Ill., had a telethon of their own, raising an additional $3,000 for the study and treatment of catastrophic diseases in children.