WCSX's JJ & Lynne host Radiothon on Jan 24th to benefit Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan
JJ & Lynne, morning talk show hosts of Classic Rock WCSX-FM 94.7, will be taking to the airways for 15 consecutive hours this month with the help of local leukemia and lymphoma survivors to raise money for Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan (CLF). Jim Johnson (JJ) & Lynne Woodison have supported the agency with Radiothon, raising nearly $2.9 million to date for CLF, a 55-year old, independent foundation providing information, financial assistance and emotional support to Michigan families facing the challenges of leukemia and lymphoma.
The 15-hour Radiothon will take place on location at the Greater Media Studios in Detroit on January 24th, 2008 beginning at 6:00 A.M. and promises to be the most exciting event to date. A group of Detroit-area leukemia or lymphoma survivors will tell their stories during the Radiothon to raise money for the foundation that helped them cope during their ordeal with cancer. One leukemia survivor from Royal Oak, 22-year-old Jessica Carty, was originally interviewed while still undergoing treatment and is one of the survivors who agreed to tell their story. “It’s really important to me to give back. What we went through as a family was horrible, but CLF was there for all of us. I feel like part of the family there. I don’t think we would have made it through as well as we did without CLF’s support.”
Other leukemia or lymphoma survivors who want to participate or post their stories are encouraged to email JJ & Lynne. Tributes to those who lost their battle and photos will also be posted on the WCSX website.
Opportunities to bid on unique experiences, items or auction packages such as sitting in the WCSX studios with JJ & Lynne or hearing your MyTunes playlist on the air are available on designated dates throughout the month of January. Radiothon events, including a guitar jam at Oakland Mall, the assortment of auction items and packages and information, including how to make a donation or bid on one of the great auction packages, can be found at www.wcsx.com.
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