Starts: Saturday, January 23, 2021
67th Annual Eagles Telethon 
Adapts to Social Distancing
No auditions will be held for 2021 Telethon all talent will be recorded and pulled from archives.
Together We Can Make a Difference

Do you know someone whose life has been touched by cancer?

You can support them by supporting the research that gives hope for better detection, better treatments, better survival rates … and ultimately a cure.

Together, we can make a difference.

The Fifth District Eagles Cancer Telethon is a powerful way to make that difference.

Please join us in our fight against cancer!


About Us

The 5th District Eagles Cancer Telethon is a nonprofit charity based in Rochester, Minnesota, that operates year-round, culminating in a 20-hour live telethon each January. The money raised supports vital cancer research at three local institutions:
The Mayo Clinic Cancer CenterThe Hormel Institute at the University of MinnesotaThe Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota
Our Cancer Telethon is the LONGEST LOCALLY RUN TELETHON IN U.S., and we attribute our success to the continuous support, dedication, and passion of our volunteers, community organizations, and our local TV station, KTTC.

The Telethon raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for cancer research each year. In 2019, it raised over $1 million! The donations and support have grown throughout our 65-plus years – and we thank all of you who continue to make a difference.

Beyond fundraising, the Telethon’s outpouring of community support offers hope and inspiration for those walking their cancer journeys, showing them that they’re not alone. As we raise money for cancer research …

We SUPPORT those touched by cancer.
We REMEMBER those whose lives were lost.
We STRIVE for a future that’s cancer free.

The Live Telethon

KTTC  broadcasts the live, 20-hour Eagles Cancer Telethon each January, starting at 8 p.m. the Saturday of the Telethon and continuing until 4 p.m. Sunday. You can also watch a livestream here.

About 125 acts showcase their talent during the live Telethon – from local bands to bagpipers to dancers. The talent is a little different each year. Veterans return with crowd favorites and newcomers bring their own style and talent. They all have one thing in common: their passion to help in the fight against cancer.

The Eagles Cancer Telethon also highlights inspirational stories from cancer survivors and heartwarming messages of support from donors. On Sunday, cancer survivors come together to fill our Telethon stage for a powerful “Survivor’s Moment,” where we also remember those we’ve lost.

The Eagles Cancer Telethon, open to the public, is held at the Mayo Civic Center annually in January – 30 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904-3701.
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Kickoff Dinner and Auction

On the Friday night before the Telethon, the Kickoff Dinner and Auction is held at the Mayo Civic Center. The evening includes a sit-down dinner with a live auction and silent auction. Contact  us for ticket information.
Auction Items

Contact the Eagles Cancer Telethon

If you’d like to learn more about Telethon auditions, volunteer opportunities, fundraising ideas, charitable contributions, the kickoff dinner and auction, or our mission of supporting cancer research, please reach out to us.
We welcome all who want to be part of this amazing effort!
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Donations are accepted year round.
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