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Catch a Cure for Cancer captures $200K for early cancer detection research

Radiothon highlights annual fundraising collaboration with The Moyer Foundation

Sept. 13, 2010
Karen Moyer

Karen Moyer interviewed volunteers on-air during the Catch a Cure for Cancer radiothon on WARM 106.9 FM.

Catch a Cure for Cancer, an annual fundraising collaboration of the Center and The Moyer Foundation, featured a series of events in August that raised more than $200,000 for The Gregory Fund benefiting the Center’s early cancer detection research.

The annual radiothon on WARM 106.9 FM featured current and former Major League Baseball players such as Mark Loretta, Rick Sutcliffe and Dave Roberts and inspirational interviews with those who’ve experienced cancer such as Digger Phelps. Karen Moyer, co-founder of The Moyer Foundation and wife of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer, hosted the Aug. 27 program.

The Aug. 25 Brotherton Cadillac Celebrity Steak-Out dinner and auction at Morton's The Steakhouse featured celebrity servers including local TV personalities, sports stars and Guns 'N Roses guitarist Duff McKagan.

Logan McLendon

Leukemia survivor Logan McLendon threw out the first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game.

Photo courtesy Seattle Mariners

On Aug. 11, former Hutch School student and leukemia survivor Logan McLendon threw out the first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game to raise awareness for Catch a Cure for Cancer, while the Mariners hosted a silent auction.

Social media buzz about the radiothon included Tweets from Michelle Millman and Jenni Hogan of KIRO 7 News and Real Housewives NYC’s Jill Zarin.

For more information on Catch a Cure for Cancer or to make a donation, visit www.fhcrc.org/catchacure.

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