As Feb. nears the end, an annual fundraiser close to many people in the southwest's hearts is back. 

The TeleMiracle telethon for the Kinsmen Foundation has been rooted in Sask. for 48 years. During these years the province has raised over $159 million. 

The proceeds from this event go to improving the quality of life and health care for people who are struggling to afford mobility equipment including accessibility lifts, medical travel expenses, or adaptive technology for vehicles and homes. 

"There are lots of communities in Sask. that need that travel support to the cities to get medical help," explained Tracy Prang, zone representative for southwest Sask. on the TeleMiracle Foundation Board. "The more we can raise the more people we can help." 

The Kinsmen and Kinettes are accepting donations and volunteers for the event from Feb. 24 - Feb. 25 at the Viterra International Trade Centre in Regina, Sask. 

Up-and-coming Swift Current talent, Kylie Stock, will perform for the second year at Telemiracle 48 alongside other amazing local talent.

"There are some things that are coming to the southwest that I would love to be able to share with you but I can't at this time," said Prang when asked if there were any ongoing projects or goals for the funds. "But it is coming, so some of the money definitely came back this way." 

The first Kinsmen club was formed 104 years ago in Hamilton, Ont. Since then more than $1 billion has been raised by the different Kinsmen and Kinettes clubs around Canada. 

"It's the most rewarding thing I think I have ever done besides my family," said Prang. 

Listeners and supporters can tune in to the live broadcast this weekend and "ring those phones".