The 43rd annual West Texas REHAB Telethon is scheduled for January 19, 2013 at the Abilene Civic Center. This years 'featured' entertainers were announced at there annual press conference at the West Texas Rehabilitation Center (WTRC) Dec. 3rd. This year the 'Headline Entertainment' responsibility will be shared by Jana Kramer and hometown legend Aaron Watson. While Aaron Watson did make a live appearance at the press conference, Charlie Chase (the telethon's host) appeared via video-Skype from Nashville, TN.

Jana Kramer could not attend or participate although she had been hospitalized over the weekend we were told she was traveling to Las Vegas. There are other celebrities that are scheduled to appear, many of the usual REHAB Telethon regulars that have committed to entertain are Bill & Susan Hayes, Red Steagall, Brad Maule and Twyla Foreman.

The telethon will be broadcast on television in 10 cities in Texas, New Mexico And Oklahoma. In conjunction to REHAB Telethon 2013, an auction of merchandise and services will be held at the Abilene Civic Center. Over 1.3 Million dollars was raised last year and REHAB officials are anticipating on a record fundraising telethon and auction.



REHAB Telethon 2013

Date and Time

Saturday, January 19th, 2013


Abilene Civic center 1100 N. 6th Abilene TX. 79604


General admission $12 per person
Tickets available at the WTRC 4601 Hartford Ave. the Civic Center and at the door.

Other Info.

The 5 hour long live show  will be held inside the Abilene Civic center from 7 p.m. to midnight, while there is no cost for viewing the auction items, entry into the auditorium will be charged. All seats are general admission, no reserved seating available however there is wheelchair accessibility. To make a donation, to volunteer or for more information contact Dan Huggins Director of Donor Relations at (325).793.3508.