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American Cancer Society Plans New Volunteer Orientation in Inland Empire

The American Cancer Society is holding a New Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, August 19 from 12 to 1 P.M. and from 6 to 7 P.M. at the Society’s offices located at 6355 Riverside Ave. in Riverside. No prior experience is necessary, but RSVP is requested.

There are many different volunteer opportunities to serve as an American Cancer Society volunteer.

All volunteers are matched with specific jobs, depending on their skills, interests, and time availability.

Volunteers organize special events, advocate for public health legislation, drive cancer patients to medical treatment, helps educate school children about the dangers of tobacco use, and assist on fundraising projects.

The Society offers training opportunities, challenging and new experiences, and recognition for volunteer efforts.

For more information, please contact Judith Martinez at the American Cancer Society at (951) 300-1215, or by email at Judith.Martinez@cancer.org.

To find out more about the cancer prevention, detection, treatment and recovery, call the American Cancer Society anytime at (800) ACS-2345, or visit www.cancer.org.

KOLA Cares for Kids Radiothon to tap listener support for kids at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital

Supporters of the upcoming KOLA Cares for Kids Radiothon hope to raise funds to buy critical lifesaving equipment for children at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

The KOLA Cares for Kids Radiothon, presented by Executive Fitness and Martial Arts, is set for 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 17, and Wednesday, Aug. 18. The twoday radiothon will broadcast live on KOLA 99.9 FM and will stream online at www.kolafm.com

“Every year, we look forward to The KOLA Cares for Kids Radiothon not only because it raises the funds that are critically needed for our children, but because we are encouraged by the tremendous outpouring of love and support from the KOLA listeners,” said Zareh Sarrafian, administrator of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

The KOLA Cares for Kids Radiothon raises funding for lifesaving equipment such as cardiac monitors and infant warmers for tiny babies on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and transport ventilators and monitors for children transported from other area hospitals.

During the radiothon, listeners may donate by calling 1-888- 792-KIDS (5437); or by going online to www.kolafm.com and clicking on the “donate now” button. For each $200 donation, a cuddly KOLA Bear will be given to a patient. Last year, over 1,000 children received KOLA Bears, thanks to KOLA listeners. Donations may also be made by texting KIDS to 27722 to donate $10 to Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital.

The $10 will be charged directly to the donor’s phone bill.

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