FORT WALTON BEACH — The 41st Annual Cox Cablethon, beginning 6 p.m. April 13 on Cox channel 6, benefits Covenant Hospice.


FORT WALTON BEACH — The 41st Annual Cox Cablethon, beginning 6 p.m. April 13 on Cox channel 6, benefits Covenant Hospice.



The month-long televised fundraiser — featuring stories of local patients and families touched by Covenant’s care — will offer opportunities to support the non-profit’s work in Okaloosa and Walton counties, including making donations to honor a loved one.



A Covenant Hospice premiere party is 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 13, at 229 Eglin Parkway N.E. The free event will feature cinema-style refreshments and possibly a flat-screen TV giveaway, organizers said.



The Cablethon auction — with jewelry, vacation packages, artwork and gift certificates from area retailers and restaurants — will occur online beginning April 13 at www.eventsatcovenant.org/cablethon.



For more information about the Cox Cablethon, or to support Covenant Hospice with a donation for the event, contact Jenni Perkins at 598-5003 or jenni.perkins@covenanthospice.org.



FAST FACTS



•The Cox Cablethon reportedly has raised more than $500,000 for the last 12 years.



•All proceeds help fund local hospice programs including bereavement services, children’s support programs, chaplain services and indigent patient care.



•Covenant Hospice accepts patients regardless of ability to pay.



•In 2012, the organization reportedly provided more than $1.5 million in care for uninsured or underinsured patients facing a terminal illness.