Maine DJs work to raise cancer awareness
Jul 25, 2011
Disc jockeys from a popular Maine morning radio show took on a different line of work to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and treatments.
Mike and Mike from Kiss 94.5 FM were at Dysart's Truck Stop and Restaurant in Bangor, Maine, recently to broadcast live and serve as waiters, WABI-TV reports. The program was in support of the Champion the Cure Challenge, an event scheduled for August 20 where participants walk, run or ride their motorcycles to support the Lafayette Cancer Center.
Dysart's has been a tireless supporter of the Champion the Cure Challenge, and the restaurant donated every dime of its profits from the Friday morning event.
For Mike Elliott, one half of the Kiss 94.5 team, raising money for the Champion the Cure Challenge and other cancer programs is a personal experience. Elliott lost his mother to breast cancer 11 years ago.
"With the technology and the way things have developed over the past 10, 11 years, there's a very real possibility she could still be alive today, so we had to keep that momentum going, and this is one way you can do it," Elliot told the news source.
Advancements in breast cancer breakthroughs news would be welcome for many battling the disease, as well as for their friends and loved ones. According to the National Cancer Institute, women have a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes.