Buzz Christmas Spectacular Dec. 23 Benefits Wilmot Cancer Center

The Breakfast Buzz Family-Fun Radiothon to Support Cancer Care

December 13, 2006

The Breakfast Buzz 98.9FM will hold its Christmas Spectacular radiothon and holiday event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 23, at TC Hooligans at The Mall at Greece Ridge. The third annual event supports local cancer care and research at the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

“The holidays are a joyous, giving time and we are grateful The Breakfast Buzz has established this tradition of supporting people who are facing the challenges and pain of cancer,” said Richard I. Fisher, M.D., director of Wilmot Cancer Center.

The Breakfast Buzz Christmas Spectacular includes live music, $1.98 lunch and 98-cent drink specials, children's arts and crafts, holiday photos and the unveiling of a custom-designed Wilmot Cancer Center motorcycle, which will be given away.

Hosts Kimberly Ray and Barry Beck will broadcast live, taking donations from callers and supporters. Volunteers will be taking calls and pledges at (585) 227-WLMT (227-9568.) Cancer patients and survivors will also share stories of hope and triumph.

Office and community groups can get involved by becoming Change Elves, collecting change and donations from their co-workers and friends, and delivering them to The Breakfast Buzz Christmas Spectacular.  The “Elf” who collects the most change wins a $500 gift certificate and their office earns a $500 party at TC Hooligans.  Go to www.rochester.buzz.com to register and get complete details.

The five-hour event is sponsored by TC Hooligans, The Mall at Greece Ridge, Messenger-Post Newspapers, Michael’s Arts and Crafts, Premier Fitness, Clix Portrait Studios, Cornell’s Jewelers, The UPS Store, Advantage Federal Credit Union and 98.9 The Buzz.  In addition, J.B. Sterling Construction will match the first $25,000 in donations that day.

“With the generous donation by J.B. Sterling, no gift is too small, because it’s doubled,” commented Michael Doyle, VP/General Manager of Entercom Rochester Radio.

Throughout the event, there will be performances by local bands including Dave McGrath, Terresa Wilcox, and Uncle Plum and more.  Local schools and community choirs will also perform.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Kim Ziegler at (585) 242-8854

The Wilmot Cancer Center is raising $42.5 million to expand cancer care and research and construct a new facility.  The Wilmot Cancer Center is Rochester’s largest cancer center with more than 400 doctors, nurses and staff working together to care for people with cancer and bring us closer to a cure.

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