CBS PHILLY STATIONS TEAM UP TO KICK OFF
23rd ANNUAL KOMEN PHILADELPHIA RACE FOR THE CURE THIS MOTHER’S DAY
Philadelphia, May 8, 2013 — CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s “Women of Eyewitness News” — Kate Bilo, Nicole Brewer, Natasha Brown, Pat Ciarrocchi, Carol Erickson, Katie Fehlinger, Kathy Orr, Stephanie Stahl, Lesley Van Arsdall and Erika von Tiehl — joined by their CBS Radio counterparts, will be out in force in support of the Race for the Cure, the largest fundraiser of its kind in the Philadelphia area this weekend.
The women will host the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Race for the Cure® on Mother’s Day, this Sunday, May 12 with The Breakfast Club’s Valerie Knight of 98.1 WOGL, Dom Giordano of TalkRadio 1210AM WPHT and Pat Loeb from KYW Newsradio 1060. All of the CBS properties in Philadelphia are supporting the Race with PSAs and news stories.
Live coverage of the race will be simulcast on CBS 3, The CW Philly, CBSPhilly.com and CWPhilly.com from 6 to 9 a.m. Race for the Cure opening ceremonies begin at 7 a.m. with the 5K run/walk following at 8:15 a.m.
“I am so proud and grateful that the women of Eyewitness News continue to support this outstanding campaign. Our stations made a commitment to this cause 23 years ago and we will continue to support the fight against breast cancer until there is a cure,” says CBS 3/CW Philly President and General Manager Jon Hitchcock.
More than 30,000 people participated in last year’s Race for the Cure, which raised $3 million for the fight against breast cancer. This year CBS 3/CW Philly Meteorologist Katie Fehlinger is doing her part to raise funds for the cause by volunteering to be a surrogate runner, running in the place of all those who aren’t available to lace up to fight breast cancer Mother’s Day morning in Philadelphia. Viewers can support Katie’s run by making a donation at http://www.CBSPhilly.com/cure, or by connecting with her on Facebook, search Katie Fehlinger, or following her on Twitter @katiefehlinger.
Those participating in the race or watching from home can also look for CBS 3/CW Philly Anchor Chris May who will be walking the race route.
For additional information about the Race, log on to http://www.CBSPhilly.com/cure.
CBS Philly acknowledges the support of Wawa, Stanley Steemer and IBEW Local 98.
CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation. KYW Newsradio 1060, 98.1 WOGL, SportsRadio 94 WIP, SportsRadio 610 WIP and Talk Radio 1210AM WPHT are CBS RADIO stations.
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