Double lung transplant recipient Madison Brenton surprised us when she joined the organizers of a benefit fun run for her in the Mix studio.
Miles4Madi will be Thursday June 29 at Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium at Perkins High. Registration begins at 5:15, with the event at 6:30. They’ve got a 4 mile run/walk that you can also participate in via a two-person relay, a fun run, glow run for the kids, raffles, food & DJ.
Pictured left-to-right are: Halley Leffler, Jen Galloway, Kim Corso, Randy and Madi herself!
CLICK HERE TO READ MADISON’S STORY AND TO DONATE THROUGH THE CHILDREN’S ORGAN TRANSPLANT ASSOCIATION.
CLICK HERE FOR THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE.
TEEN BEAUTY QUEEN BRITAIN BENNETT
We’ve spoken with Britain before about her Sweet Dreams charity, in which Britain collects blankets, pajamas, pillows and sheets for Care & Share. She is promoting her anti-bullying campaign, called BRAVE. Part of that is having parents get more involved with their kids’ social media use, since bullying is so prevalent on those sites. She is promoting her SMART Parents plan, with SMART being an acronym for Social Media Awareness Respect Timing.
She also uses the TBH acronym when it comes to social media and online bullying, standing for Talk to somebody; Block it out of your heart; Help others.
Her campaign even caught the eye of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who mentioned Britain by name in a Teen Vogue essay, called Why Our Generation Is What’s Right With America. CLICK HERE TO READ IT.
Britain is available to speak at schools, church, youth groups, or any organization. To arrange an appearance, call 419/202-0590, or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DR. BILL KIMBERLIN RESEARCHES DEATH ROW INMATES IN HIS FIRST BOOK
“Watch Me Die” is a book the Lorain County Community College psychology professor has written based on his decade-long research of death row inmates. He’s interviewed a large number of inmates and even attended their executions. It’s an amazing insight into the minds of convicted criminals. Find it in print at Books-A-Million in the Sandusky Mall, or online at amazon.com CLICK HERE FOR AMAZON SITE or greenivybooks.com CLICK HERE FOR THE GREEN IVY SITE.
Bill also receives a ton of art sent to him by death row inmates.
Here is one of the pieces of art Bill brought into the studio and “allowed” me to open it live on the air:
Listen to Dr. Kimberlin’s interview with Randy below:
LIFE IS GOOD NO MATTER WHAT
There are other programs out there with similar missions, but this adult wish-granting organization wants to give adults with life-limiting cancers the same thing: something to look forward to — whether it’s checking an item off the proverbial bucket list or giving someone a chance to pursue a lifelong dream. While your medical team deals with the physical disease, Life Is Good No Matter What strives to provide you and your loved ones with an emotional elixir that they hope grants you the serenity to accept the things you cannot change and to enjoy your dream, whatever it may be, to the fullest. The Life Is Good No Matter What Foundation was created in honor of Holly Sneider of Milan, who lost her battle with cancer in 2011.
Holly, with her family (provided photo)
GET ALL PARANORMAL WITH PSYCHIC SONYA
BIGFOOT SIGHTING HOT LINE! 1-877-BFT-OHIO (877-238-6446)
CLICK HERE for her Haunted Cleveland Tours website
CLICK HERE to e-mail Psychic Sonya
CLICK HERE FOR PSYCHIC SONYA ON FACEBOOK!
OLYMPIC BMX TRACK BUILDER, SANDUSKY’S TOM RITZENTHALER.
President and founder of EliteTrax Inc. The Master of Mud, Guru of Gravel and track build extraordinaire. Tom, a Perkins grad and former pro-BMX’er who turned track builder over 20 years ago, has now become one of the most experienced BMX track builder in the world. For the last 15 years, Tom has been instrumental in developing the sport of BMX, pushing the boundaries, which created the BMX Supercross format. Tom designed the BMX track for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
TEAM USA’s CONNOR FIELDS WINS GOLD IN OLYMPIC BMX
(all photos courtesy of Tom Ritzenthaler)
Congratulations to Alise Post, who won silver for the US in the women’s competition.
The leaderboard of the men’s competition:
Photo from Tom from the week of July 31, showing the track nearing completion…
Photo from Tom on the finished product. See it in action August 17-19 at the Summer Olympic games from Rio.
PICTURES FROM THE RIO OLYMPICS:
All photos courtesy of Tom Ritzenthaler.
Check out Randy’s full interview with Tom below:
The 2016 Kelleys Island Make-A-Wish Benefit Swim and Golf Cart Poker Run was August 6 & 7. However this year, Cindra swam and Jeni kept her company alongside in a boat, because Jeni had an unfortunate fall and shattered her elbow.
The 3 hour swim for Cindra was a little hairy, as she took in some water with 4-6 foot waves, but Jeni helped her get back on track and finish the swim. There was a record 403 hands dealt on the Golf Cart Poker Run and another record, with 70 Make-A-Wish kids on Kelleys waiting for Cindra & Jen. They will still be taking donations for awhile, so even though the swim is done, you can still donate.
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:
MAKE CHECKS OUT TO: MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
•US Bank, 205 W. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870.
•Kelleys Island Benefit Swim, Attn: Cindra & Jeni, PO Box 517, Kelleys Island, OH 43438
•drop off donations at Portside Marina, W. Lakeshore Dr., Kelleys Island.
MEET THE KIDS WHO HOPE TO HAVE THEIR WISH GRANTED:
Alyssa is a 14-year old from Greensprings. She is fighting a deadly blood cancer and wants to go to Hawaii.
Cameron is 11 and from Huron. He is battling a kidney disease and wants to go to Lego Land.
LITTLE KIDS ROCK
The Huron St. Peter Little Kids Rock program was founded 3 years ago by Bo & Julie Loeffler in collaboration with John Cipiti, co-chair of the Music Department at Terra State Community College. Huron St. Peter was the first Catholic school in the nation to establish & support a Little Kids Rock program, teaching kids in grades 1-8 how to make, perform and sing rock n roll music.
In Scott Gast’s memory & legacy, the Scott Gast Memorial Fund donated guitars and other instruments to the program. If you’d like to donate to keep this amazing program alive, send donations to Bo Loeffler at Huron St. Peter School, or to Little Kids Rock, Attn: Julie Loeffler, 409 Anchorage Circle, Huron, OH 44839.
Little Kids Rock-St. Peter, Huron, playing and recording their version of “Knock, Knock Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” at Terra Recording Studio located on the campus of Terra State Community College. (photos courtesy of Bo & Julie Loeffler/Little Kids Rock, St. Peter School)
Jevon was invited to Paris Fashion Week in October 2015. He taught himself how to sew and went into the world of fashion, where his designs caught the eye of some of the organizers of this major fashion event. His boutique is at 615 Broadway, next to the Palace Theater in Lorain.
CLICK HERE TO VISIT HIS WEBSITE
PERKINS FIREFIGHTER BRIAN HACKENBURG HELPS HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN
Perkins firefighter Brian Hackenburg is looking for your help so he can help kids in need. Brian runs marathons and 5Ks in 42 pounds of firefighter gear. He is raising money through a Go Fund Me account to help raise money to buy Gund Bears to give to kids recovering in local hospitals, and Children’s Hospitals in all 50 states.
CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO BRIAN’S GO FUND ME ACCOUNT.
TRISH GOES FROM MORNING MIX CO-HOST TO AUTHOR!
We spoke with Trish Doller a few years ago when her first novel, “Something Like Normal,” was published. She’s got another book out now, “The Devil You Know,” and it’s available at book stores, online or through her website CLICK HERE.
Tiffany Malcom approached us in August 2011 about setting her up on a date for her book, “50 Dates In 50 States.” We auditioned prospective suitors and presented her with diesel mechanic Jason Csongedi, who took her to Cedar Point, on us.
Tiffany and Jason on their Cedar Point date
Since then, Tiffany has actually written the book and had it published!
She also got married to one of her dates! For the whole story, pick up your copy of the book at Amazon.com