Since 1993, the Friends of the Smokies has raised nearly $40 million for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
And Thursday night you can help join their effort to support and preserve the park in the 19th annual Friends Across the Mountains Telethon. It'll air on Channel 10 from 7 to 8 o'clock.
Superintendent of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dale Ditmanson joined us with more. You can watch that entire conversation in the video above.