The Rehab 2015 Auction is now open. Click here to go to the Auction website.
This year’s 45th edition of the West Texas Rehabilitation Center’s telethon promises to be the best ever. Some exciting changes for 2015 have been made and your help is appreciated in getting word out. Perhaps the biggest change is the show will be three hours long, from 7 to 10 pm, and then after your local news there will be an all-new 90 minute special auction showcase. Our on-line internet auction will still end at midnight as in previous years. Also, for REHAB 2015, we are engaging social media, Facebook and Twitter, like never before. We have a special hashtag that we would like you to use when you post about REHAB 2015. It is #1MforRehab. Our Twitter handle is @westtexasrehab and our Facebook page is West Texas Rehab Center.
Now, some more exciting news, the headliner for January 17th will be country music super star Neal McCoy, a two-time “Entertainer of the Year”. Neal has eight top ten hits, and two of them were back-to-back number one hits in 1994. Music fans will remember him for his hit songs, No Doubt About It and Wink. He also has three platinum albums and one Gold album to his credit.
Suddenlink Communications has once again stepped forward and is the official sponsor of the live show. Our special tote board sponsor is Edward Jones/Gary and Connie Decker. The Host Hotel again this year is the Hilton Garden Inn and the auction sponsor is NTS Communications.
Charlie Chase, longtime co-host of the popular “Crook and Chase” talk show on the Nashville Network will return to anchor the Rehab 2015 host desk.
Texas legend Red Steagall will be back along with The Boys in the Bunkhouse for the show. Other “regulars” lined up to appear are Bill and Susan Hayes (Days of Our Lives), Brad Maule (General Hospital) and Twyla Foreman.
Television stations in Abilene, San Angelo, Austin, Corpus Christi, Midland/Odessa, Lubbock, Amarillo, Waco/Temple and Wichita Falls/Lawton, Oklahoma carry the show live. The show will again be streaming live at WestTexasRehab.org.
In addition to the telethon, an annual internet auction of merchandise and services provided by friends and businesses will take bids at WestTexasRehab.org. Bids will be accepted until midnight on January 17th. Auction items will be on display at the Abilene Civic Center beginning at 6 pm on the 17th. An auction television show featuring all the items airs in Abilene and San Angelo from 5:30 to 7 on the night of the telethon. New this year is an auction showcase from 10:30 to midnight. The online auction ends at midnight on the 17th.
The annual telethon and auction raises more than one million dollars to help make it possible for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center to serve more than 500 patients each day regardless of their financial circumstance. The Center was established in 1953 as a private non-profit outpatient rehabilitation center and has become one of the largest, most comprehensive facilities of its kind in the nation. The Rehab which is beginning its 62nd year operates facilities in Abilene, San Angelo and Ozona.
Rehab 2015 will air live and originates from the Abilene Civic Center on Saturday, January 17th.