Radio Woodstock 100.1 (WDST, 106.5FM in Beacon) is proud to announce its 16th annual Pink October Fundraiser the weekend of October 24-26, 2014. The benefit supports breast cancer research at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY. Funds will be raised with a weekend-long Request-A-Thon, an online auction, and a benefit concert.
The benefit concert will spotlight 3 emerging artists from the Hudson Valley breaking on the national scene: Swear & Shake, Elijah & The Moon and Connor Kennedy. The artists, all of whom have played at Radio Woodstock’s nationally renowned Mountain Jam Music Festival, will be performing at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY on Tuesday October 21st, 2014. “We are engaging our local community to fight breast cancer, so we thought it appropriate to engage our local artists to come together for this worthy cause as well” said Radio Woodstock President and principal owner Gary Chetkof.
“The Falcon is honored to co-host and partner with Radio Woodstock for their Pink October breast cancer benefit. We encourage our always supportive audience to put their best foot forward for this cause and to thoroughly enjoy the foot-stomping indie-folk of Swear & Shake, Connor Kennedy & Elijah and the Moon”, said Fren Franke. More information about tickets is available at Radio Woodstock.com.
For the annual Pink October Request-A-Thon, Radio Woodstock 100.1’s programming will be turned over to its loyal listeners from Friday, October 24th, through Sunday, October 26th. The station will accept song requests in exchange for donations of $25 or more. Donations of $50 or more will also be rewarded with a limited edition Pink October 2014 T-Shirt and a digital download card featuring some of Radio Woodstock’s favorite artists.
Throughout the month of October, Radio Woodstock 100.1 will auction off memorabilia, concert tickets, and other unique items and services to raise money for the cause. Bids will be accepted online at RadioWoodstock.com.
“In the past four years Radio Woodstock has raised over $300,000 dollars for the Dyson Center for Cancer Research. The outpouring of support has been truly amazing as our listeners and sponsors come together for a cause that affects all of us. The request-a-thon in particular creates a weekend of true community-oriented programming as people’s stories and song requests bring joy as well as tears. We ask everyone to join in our fundraising efforts and make 2014 our best year ever” Chetkof said. Last year, Radio Woodstock’s raised over $60,000 for the Dyson Center.
Radio Woodstock is a multi-media company that includes the award-winning radio station, Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST, Woodstock’s hometown radio station, as well as internet radio stations, Radio Woodstock 69, and Radio Woodstock LIVE. All three are available online at RadioWoodstock.com.
Radio Woodstock Presents is a major upstate New York concert promoter as well as the producer of the Mountain Jam and Taste of Country Music Festivals.
Vassar Brothers Medical Center is a 365-bed facility that has been serving New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley since 1887. Located on the banks of the Hudson River, Vassar Brothers has established centers of excellence in cardiac services, cancer care and women and children’s health services. The Oncology program at The Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center is dedicated to quality care and has been for decades. Through prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment, the Dyson Center offers state-of-the art services, caring and hope for patients and their families. Accredited by the American College of Surgeons since 1984, Vassar Brothers Medical Center is one of only 21 accredited Comprehensive Cancer Centers in New York State and the first in the mid- Hudson Valley. Because each breast cancer is unique, each patient deserves a personalized, multidisciplinary approach, which is exactly the type of care patients receive at the Breast Center at the Dyson Center for Cancer Care at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.
The Falcon in Marlboro is a unique donation-based music venue, dedicated to live music and a unique experience for both artist and patron.
Pink October Assets page: http://radiowoodstock.com/pinkoctoberassets