Highlights is a 30 minute weekly TV show featuring organizations, events, grass-roots efforts and people who move our state and community forward in a positive way.
The show is a collaboration with Kanawha County Schools, Suddenlink Communications and Jim Strawn & Company.
The show airs daily at 8:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Suddenlink’s channel 17.
The show airing November 18, 2019 – November 25, 2019 highlights the Arthritis Foundation of WV and their upcoming Jingle Bell Run.
We interviewed Michael & Rachel Ervin, parents of Gideon Ervin, Youth Honoree for the 2019 Jingle Bell Run.
Michael & Rachel discussed the journey of Gideon who was diagnosed with juvenille arthritis at age of 3. He is now 6 years old.
The Arthritis Foundation’s mission is to boldly pursue a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability, while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections. Nationwide for 70 years, in ONE community after another, the Arthritis Foundation has taken colossal steps to conquer this crippling disease.
The Arthritis Foundation leads the fight for the arthritis community. We help millions of people with arthritis conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for living a full life – and making each day another stride towards a cure. We also publish Arthritis Today, the award-winning magazine that reaches 4.2 million readers.
We also talked with Gideon. He was playful and talkative. He invited everyone to join his team or to donate to his team.
The Jingle Bell Run is scheduled for Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 8:00 a.m to about 10:30 a.m. at the Columbia Gas Auditorium at 1700 MacCorkle Avenue in Charleston, WV.
Michael also invited everyone to a fundraiser for Gideon’s team on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. – Noon at the Coal River Coffee Company. It is a ‘Waffles & Coffee’ event with proceeds going to the Arthritis Foundation.
If you would like to learn more about the Highlights TV Show, contact Host and Executive Producer Jim Strawn at 304-541-4756.