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The 40th Annual Iowa Variety Telethon ended with record breaking success, raising over $4 MILLION dollars for agencies serving children across the state.

$4,101,023 was the final figure raised, pushing the overall total to $99 million over the past four decades. Miss World Megan Young & Mr World Francisco Escobar played their parts during the 24 hour fundraiser, manning the phones and taking over hosting duties of the show during their stints as show presenter.

The show featured a variety of live music, entertainment acts, presentations on the charity work Variety perform, and the constant pledging of funds from the people of the state of Iowa.

Speaking after the event, Miss World said “We were able to raise $4.1 Million at the Variety Telethon over the weekend! The kids of Iowa will get so many great things that they need for the year. Variety does such a great job with helping children with need.”

Megan also spoke of her reaction to the people of Iowa “What inspired me most on this trip was how the community was so supportive. Many people went over to help out with the phones to receive pledges and help out with production work.

The telethon was going on for 24 hours I salute everyone that helped out all for the love of the kids. You are all heroes.”

The 40th edition of the telethon was the last for the organiser Stanley Reynolds, one of Variety’s Co-founders.  "We had a dream and we started it and we went and we're just tickled at the people of Iowa (who) have responded year after year...It's time for me to ride off in the sunset and turn it over to a younger group of people.

After 40 years of his involvement, Stanley's legacy will continue on, and we look forward to next year’s telethon, where the $100 million mark will surely be broken!Thanks Iowa for a wonderful forty years," he said.“

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