EAST PEORIA -- Easter Seals is kicking off its VIP fundraising campaign with a luncheon and guest speaker.
Easter Seals said the event is a rally for donors as they gear up for the March telethon. Its goal this year is $1.2 million.
Paralympic athlete and special guest Josh George said his goal is to get people motivated about giving.
"Easter Seals helps people with disabilities find their normalcy. They help them find ways to do things they otherwise wouldn't be able to do and to achieve things they didn't think were possible to achieve and to lead happy, healthy, normal lives just like everyone else has the opportunity to lead," George said.
The telethon will be broadcasted on WMBD 31 on Saturday, March 2.