During the marathon, they are taking donations that will be going to public broadcasting; a cause that Fred Rogers believed fully in, and fought for its existence. His speech in front of Congress is pointed to as the reason that public television still exists to his day.
Mr Rogers’ greatest characteristic was his ability to talk to children, and how he treated them with respect when talking with them about tough subjects like divorce, death, and murderers.
If you have the ability, throw a dollar or two at the donation drive. Public Television is at its greatest risk since Fred Rogers fought for it, and it needs all the help it can get.