Entercom’s 97.7/107.3 WAAF is hosting a fundraising event, “WAAF’s Rise Up Against Hunger,” from 12/4-12/6. WAAF on-air personalities LB and Spaz will ‘Rise Up’ on boom cranes, where they will live on a platform suspended high in the sky for three full days in an effort to raise funds for The Greater Boston, Worcester County and New Hampshire Food Banks. For the past 20 years, the station’s personalities have enlisted themselves in various physically challenging stunts in an effort to engage listeners to support area food banks.
Beginning at 7:00 a.m. on 12/4 LB was lifted in a boom crane located at Yale Appliance in Dorchester, MA, where he will stay suspended on a small platform until 7:00 p.m. 12/6. Spaz will do the same, rising up against hunger in the Metrowest area, where he will live six stories in the air for three days at the Best Western/British Beer Company parking lot on Route 9 in Framingham, MA. Listeners are encouraged to visit LB and Spaz during the three days they are hanging in the sky and make a donation to “WAAF’s Rise Up Against Hunger” campaign.
“The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is grateful to have the support of LB and Spaz. We look forward to WAAF’s annual fundraising event, which is always a unique and fun way to raise awareness and funds as we work to end hunger here,” said Catherine D’Amato, GBFB President and CEO.
WAAF Program Director Ron Valeri adds: “LB and Spaz will be homeless outside in the cold and high in the air for three straight days to raise awareness about hunger. We’re asking our listeners to Rise Up Against Hunger with them, because they can’t come down until donations go UP!”
To raise additional funds for the food banks, WAAF personality Greg Hill will stay on WAAF’s airways around the clock for the entire three days, December 4-6, 2012, encouraging listeners to show their support for the cause. Complete details, including information on donating to “WAAF’s Rise Up Against Hunger” are available on the station’s website, www.waaf.com/riseup.