Magic 101.9 is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness month & those who fight cancer everyday.
Pink Dat with Magic 101.9!
Listen every weekday in October to win a pink, Magic 101.9 fleur de lis shirt to show your support for both our Who Dat team and breast cancer awareness - thanks to Murphy Cadillac! Here's how:
- Listen to Magic 101.9 weekdays in October at 7:15am and 4:15pm
- We'll have your chance to call us at 504-260-1019 and win your own Magic 101.9 PINK DAT ladies, fitted shirt
- Plus you'll be in the running to win a pair of great tickets to the Tampa Bay game in the Dome!!!
General contest rules apply, shirts are fitted, American Apparel brand. One winner will be chosen at random on 10/31 for a pair of plaza level tickets to home game on 12/16 valued at $380.
Share a Story with Us
All month long, we'll honor survivors along with those who fought breast cancer and lost. Post your name & story or the name of a friend or family member and their story on http://facebook.com/magic1019.
All through October, we'll highlight your inspiring stories on the radio at Magic 101.9.
Merlot & Mammograms
Our special October Wine Down Wednesday will include donations with select bottles of wine purchases, pink themed giveaways and a raffle to benefit the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation. Join Magic 101.9's Steve Suter for a fun night for an important reason. Get details here!
Tickets are only $35 for an evening with Jewel live in concert with proceeds benefitting breast reconstruction research. The concert is part of the convention of the American Society of Plastic Sugeons, but tickets are available to the public. Tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster here.
The Perfect Pink Party on the Turf
Friday, October 5th
Gala benefiting The Gayle and Tom Benson Cancer Center including live performance from Robin Thicke (ABC's "Duets"), cocktail reception, seated dinner, live auction hosted by Alan Thicke and more all on the turf of the Dome. http://www.ochsner.org/lp/pink_gala
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk
Sunday, October 7th | City Park
The journey to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Help the American Cancer Society with this event. It's a powerful and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from breast cancer, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. acsevents.org
Race for the Cure New Orleans
Saturday, October 20th | City Park
Join the largest series of 5K Runs/Fitness Walks in the world. United Against Breast Cancer. Best Science. Boldest Community. Biggest Impact. Get details & register at http://neworleans.info-komen.org
2012 Flocking Fundraiser
Now through October | Schedule one for your friends & family
You can make a donation to Susan G Komen for the Cure New Orleans and a flock of pink flamingos will show up in a friend's yard with a note telling them they've been flocked for the cure! Suggested donation starts at just $30. See details at http://komenneworleans.org/HTML/flock.html
Early Detection is Key
Review these brief notes from the American Cancer Society:
- Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should continue to do so for as long as they are in good health.
- Women in their 20's and 30's should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a periodic (regular) health exam by a health professional, preferably every 3 years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.
- Breast self exam (BSE) is an option for women starting in their 20's. Women should be told about the benefits and limitations of BSE. Women should report any breast changes to their health professional right away.
- Women at high risk should get an MRI and a mammogram every year. Women at moderately increased risk should talk with their doctors about benefits and limitations of adding MRI screening to their yearly mammogram. Yearly MRI screening is not recommended for women whose lifetime risk of breast cancer is less than 15%.
- More details can be found online at http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-detection
Be sure to visit your doctor and get expert attention for any concerns. Take additional action by doing research on the internet to help answer questions and to seek support.
Looking for ways to bring a little pink awareness to friends, family or co-workers? Try one of these ideas! More great ideas can be found at http://www.info-komen.org
Pink Potluck: Pink food items encouraged and those not wanting to bring a dish can bring a small donation to a breast cancer charity.
Pink Bake-Off: Get a few friends together to bake and sell those items to other friends or co-workers & donate the money.
Pink Dress-Down Days: Get the boss to allow jeans in the office on select days in October (with a pink shirt of course) with a donation to charity.
Pink Pizza Party: Buy lunch for the office with several pizzas, ask people to contribute more than the cost of the pizzas & give the overage to charity.
Pink Parade through the Office: Others who are passionately pink in the office? Let everyone know you'll be dressed up, passing out pink beads, parading through the office at a designated time and ask them to "throw" to you. Of course those throws should be cash and checks for a breast cancer charity.
Pink Penny War: Set jars on desks at work and collect change throughout the month. The one who collects the most wins bragging rights or maybe a small office prize and of course all the jars contents go to charity.
Pink Pampering Party: Aks your stylist, nail technician, aesthetician or other beauty professional (or the entire salon) to donate tips or a portion of their services for an evening if you can recruit several potentially new customers to attend. Then ask your friends or co-workers to attend & spread the word.
Pink Poker Night: Guys and girls might like a game night where all the "buy-in" donations go right to a breast cancer charity. Don't limit it just to poker if you don't know how to play. You can use any card, board or computer games.