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KSLU sponsors fundraiser for cystic fibrosis

Contact: Constance Woods


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University’s public radio station KSLU 90.9 FM is partnering with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to raise funds for the foundation’s New Orleans chapter.

     Earlier this year, the station sponsored a “DJ for a Day” contest among Southeastern student organizations and participated in Hammond’s “Great Strides” CF walk. Now, KSLU is extending its fund-raising efforts to the Hammond community through a special raffle.

     “We are helping the foundation raise money for cystic fibrosis research and will continue to work with the foundation through a number of activities to help the New Orleans chapter reach its goal,” said Chad Pierce, underwriting and development representative at KSLU.

     The winning holder of a $50 raffle ticket will receive a KSLU underwriting package valued at $5,000. The package includes an advertising spot for a business or special event produced by KSLU and more than 500 announcements aired on the station over a six-month period.

     The winning ticket will be drawn live on KSLU 90.9 on Monday, July 30, 3 p.m. 

     Anyone interested in purchasing tickets should contact Pierce at KSLU, 985-549-2330, or Jai-Anne Miller, director of special events at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 504-455-5194.

     Approximately 30,000 people nationwide have cystic fibrosis, while more than 10 million Americans are genetic carriers. With the support of the CF Foundation, there has been progress in cystic fibrosis research and care, but CF continues to be a critical health matter, as most individuals with cystic fibrosis battle lung disease for their entire lives. At least one person dies each day from this disease.

     KSLU streams its signal online through its website, and broadcasts throughout Hammond, Mandeville, Amite and Livingston areas.

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