NATIONAL DIRECTOR VISITS LOCAL INTERNET RADIO STATION

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National Director of the Light the Night Walk, Kaye Skonieczny and Nashville Regional Director Melissa Hudson Gant visited the Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network (nbrn.fm) an internet radio station which broadcasts worldwide to participate in a special hour-long broadcast.

Show Host, Keith Bradford (also Executive Director of Cashbox Magazine’s Nashville Office) welcomed the LLS representatives to provide information about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and in particular the Light The Night Walk campaign and the Country Faces Cancer initiative.

During the show, Kaye and Melissa fielded numerous telephone calls from across the United States and Canada from individuals with questions on where to get more information and to voice their support of the great work that the LLS does, not only with patients but the support services provided to the families of those affected by blood diseases.

One caller was RB Renegade, a singer, songwriter and a show host at NBRN.FM, who recently released a CD-single entitled “Messages from Heaven”. This song is a tribute to his brother-in-law who fought a courageous battle against Lymphoma. The manner in which he and his family faced the disease, with the support of the LLS was inspirational, and provided the basis of the song. RB Renegade is donating the proceeds from the sale of the CD-single to the LLS.

Another caller was Sandy Graham, Chief Operating Officer of Cashbox Magazine Canada who called to offer her support to the Light The Night Walk campaign in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Graham also announced plans to conduct concerts both in Canada and Nashville with proceeds being donated to the LLS. Kaye and Melissa spoke of the tremendous support that the Light the Night Walk has received in Toronto and other walks across Canada, including Ottawa, Montreal and Calgary.

Kaye and Melissa emphasized that all contributions are well-spent in both research and service-based initiatives. The effort of the country music community was also highlighted with the involvement of the likes of Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert among others who became heavily involved when the disease affected their friend Nan Kelly of GAC.

The visit concluded with a commitment from the Nashville Broadcasting Radio Network and Cashbox Magazine (US & Canada) to provide ongoing support and promotion to the LLS especially the Light the Night campaign.

www.lightthenight.org
www.lls.org
www.nbrn.fm
www.cashboxmagazine.com