UOG livestream telethon April 8 to benefit emergency medical personnel


The University of Guam will be hosting a livestream telethon from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, to raise funds to support emergency medical personnel responding to the COVID-19 crisis.

The goal of the telethon is to raise $20,000, which will go entirely toward the purchase of the following needed items:

  • Meals for nurses and support personnel who are manning the island’s public health and call centers for COVID-19 surveillance, screening, and health information
  • Masks
  • Gloves
  • Face shields
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Other site equipment and supplies necessary for medical emergency personnel operations.

Residents will be encouraged to make donations via the University of Guam Endowment Foundation website, https://give.uog.edu. Other options for sending in donations will be announced prior to the livestream telethon.

During the telethon, the University will provide helpful videos for residents to deal with changing life conditions caused by the coronavirus emergency. Topics will range from staying healthy and addressing mental anxiety to money management, fitness, and gardening tips. Entertainment will also be featured throughout the program.

“UOG is an integral part of our island community, and we want to do our part to provide a platform for island residents to support the personnel in the frontlines. Our health care professionals and volunteers are risking their lives every day to keep everyone safe,” said UOG President Thomas W. Krise. “This livestreaming platform will also provide a way for our faculty and alumni to share their expertise and knowledge with the community and some ways to cope with our current reality.”