Once the six-hour Easterseals telethon was over, the money was counted, and, if you couldn't tell from the headline, the compassion of the Tri-State was in full force once again!

For the 8th consecutive year, the annual fundraiser hauled in over $1 million in donations! $1,003,958 to be exact.

Nicely done, Tri-State! Although as someone who was born and raised here, this type of response to not only this extremely worthy cause, but any cause benefitting those in any type of need, is really no surprise. It's what we do. It's who we are. And that's what makes us special.

If you didn't get a chance to donate during this year's broadcast, donations are accepted year-round through the Easterseals website.

[Source: Easterseals Rehabilitation Center on Facebook]