Each year, the lives of children are impacted through talk radio. For 37 hours on July 25 and 26, 95.5 FM and AM 750 News/Talk WSB listeners will have the opportunity to provide hope for children with cancer and blood disorders. Scott Slade, host of “Atlanta Morning News,” and fellow on-air personality Clark Howard will broadcast the thirteenth annual WSB Care-a-Thon live from the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Last year’s Care-a-Thon raised more than $1.5 million for research and programs to help children at the Aflac Cancer Center, one of the top ranked and largest childhood cancer and hematology programs in the US.
From 5 a.m. July 25 until 6 p.m. on July 26, listeners will hear incredible stories of the children and families who have been impacted by the Aflac Cancer Center. The Care-a-Thon will also feature special guests and give listeners the opportunity to make donations and participate in one-of-a-kind experiences.
During the broadcast, listeners can tune in to 95.5 FM and AM 750 News/Talk WSB, www.wsbradio.com, call 888-750-2772 or visit www.choa.org/careathon to donate to the Aflac Cancer Center and read patient stories. Information and donation opportunities will also be available at www.facebook.com/
Neal Boortz, former on-air personality, has remained committed to the News/Talk WSB Care-a-Thon for over ten years. While 2012 was his final year on-air, WSB and the Aflac Cancer are excited to welcome back Boortz for this special event!
The 13th annual Care-a-Thon will feature patient families from the following areas in Georgia: Acworth, Atlanta, Covington, Cumming, Dallas, Dunwoody, Fayetteville, Kennesaw, Marietta, Pendergrass, Rockmart, Silvercreek, Smyrna, Sugar Hill, Suwanee and Union City.
During designated hours, Aflac and Aflac CEO Dan Amos will match donations given online and phoned into the Care-a-Thon. Additionally, food sponsors for the Care-a-Thon include Chick-fil-A, Loving Spoonfuls, McDonald's, Moe's Southwest Grill and Slopes BBQ.
Big Donation Sale Items:
- Huddy's Buddies - lunch and photo with Atlanta Braves Pitcher, Tim Hudson and fellow Braves, and an autographed baseball
- Dinner for Two with #2 - Dinner and photo with Atlanta Falcons Quarterback, Matt Ryan, and tight end, Tony Gonzalez, and an autographed football
- Jamie DuPree Meet and Greet - Lunch and meet and greet with Jamie DuPree, followed by a tour of WSB Studios
- Worst Seats in the House for the Best Reason in the World - Attend a Braves Game with Clark Howard. Pre-game meet and greet and ballpark dinner followed by the Atlanta Braves game