Vicki Rakowski, American Cancer Society.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – Today is the 36-th annual Great American Smokeout.  This national effort encourages smokers to quit for one day in an effort to get them to quit smoking completely.

Vicki Rakowski, with the Great Lakes Division of the American Cancer Society, joined SUNNY 101.9’s Mark & Walt in the Morning today to discuss the effort and encourage folks to quit.

She also outlined the importance of support of those who are trying to quit smoking and where folks who are trying to quit can turn to for help.

To listen to the interview from this morning’s show, please click the link below.

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For more about the Great American Smokeout, please click “HERE“.

Carl Fulsher with the American Cancer Society.

MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The time has come again for the annual Marquette County Relay For Life.  This annual event, put on by the American Cancer Society, is scheduled for this weekend at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming.

Carl Fulsher, Community Representative for ACS, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning on Sunny 101.9 this morning to preview this weekend’s schedule of events and how people can still get involved with the event and the fund raising.  The relay will run from 1-pm Friday to 1-pm on Saturday.

To listen to the interview with Carl, please click “HERE“.

Carl Fulsher and Lorrie Hayes

Carl Fulsher, Community Representative with the American Cancer Society, and Lorrie Hayes, Event Organizer, joined Mark Evans to talk about the upcoming Blues For Life Cancer Benefit.  The event is scheduled for 5:oo pm this Saturday (May 7-th) at the Lagniappe Cajun Creole Restaurant in Downtown Marquette, MI.

This event will be the 5-th annual Blues For Life and will feature three blues bands, a Cajun dinner buffet, a silent auction, door prizes and more.  The bands are:  Fireside from Iron Mountain, MI, Flat Broke Blues Band from Marquette, MI and Captain Woody Boogie and the Pirates of Groove from Houghton, MI.

All proceeds will go to benefit the American Cancer Society and it’s Relay For Life effort.  Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased in advance at the Lagniappe and at The Screened Image in Downtown Marquette, MI.

To listen to the complete interview with Carl and Lorrie, please click “HERE“.  For more on the Blues For Life event, please click “HERE“.

 

MARCH IS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH, BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO BE AWARE ABOUT.

VICKI RAKOWSKI

Vicki Rakowski, with the American Cancer Society, called in recently to discuss March being Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the importance of early detection in surviving this form of cancer.  She also outlined risk factors and other guidelines such as age and family history.  She also talked about how important it is to talk to your doctor about this cancer and to get past any embarrassment there my be associated in your mind about it.  She also mentioned about not fearing the testing and why it needs to be done.

You can listen to the interview with Vicki, please click “HERE“.  For more information and guidelines for early detection, please click “HERE” to visit the website of the American Cancer Society.

RELAYING FOR LIFE ON CAMPUS AND IN TOWN!

CARL FULSHER

Carl Fulsher, local representative for the American Cancer Society, joined Mark and Walt in the Morning to talk about the upcoming Relay for Life on the campus of Northern Michigan University.  The NMU Relay will be held on March 25-th and 26-th on campus and will feature all of the same elements of Relays that are held around the region every year.  He also chatted about the upcoming community Relay for Life that will be coming up in a few months in Marquette County.

In his usual energetic way, Carl outlined what happens at a Relay for Life and why it is such an intense yet fun celebration of survivors of cancer and a remembrance of those who we have lost to cancer.

To find out how you can get involved in the fight against cancer, click “HERE” to listen to the interview with Carl.  You can visit the ACS website by clicking “HERE“.

 

A NEW OPTION IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER IS ESTABLISHED HERE AT HOME.

DR. DAN ARNOLD

Dr. Dan Arnold, Oncologist/Hematologist with Marquette General Health Systems and Superior Health Partners, and Director of the MGHS Cancer Center, joined Mark and Walt recently to talk about that group becoming a member of the Great Lakes Cancer Institute.  The GLCI is a network of hospitals around Michigan that are similar in size to MGH and work together to participate in clinical trials and other programs to develop more options and plans when it comes to treating cancer.

Joining the network allows cancer patients here in Marquette County and around the Upper Peninsula to get top-level cancer treatment close to home.
To listen to the interview with Dr. Arnold, please click “HERE“.  For more about the Great Lakes Cancer Institute, please click “HERE“.

HEY!  PUT THAT CIGARETTE OUT!

TODAY IS THE DAY.

Today is the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.  It is an effort to encourage smokers to use the day to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.  Vicky Rakowski of the American Cancer Society joined the show this morning to talk about the smokeout.  She says quitting smoking is not easy, but it can be done. To have the best chance of quitting successfully, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help.

VICKY RAKOWSKI.

To listen to Vicky’s comments from this mornings “Mark & Walt in the Morning ” show, please click “HERE“.  For more information about the Great American Smokeout and for tips to help you quit, visit the American Cancer Society website by clicking “HERE“.

GOOD LUCK WITH TRYING TO QUIT!

-Walt

THE WEEK CONTINUES AND SO DOES THE “NAME THE BREW” TOUR!

GOT YOUR ATTENTION, DIDN'T IT?


Be sure to join us tonight when we head over to JT’s Shaft in Marquette to continue with the Keweenaw Brewing Company “NAME THE NEW BREW” tour.  It’s your chance to sample som of the KBC’S SCOTTISH ALE.  They want to give it a new name and this could be YOUR chance to make local beer history!  Come on out, sample a pint and drop your name idea in the bucket.  The winning name could be yours!!  See you there!


KEWEENAW BREWING COMPANY NAME THE BREW TOUR 2010.  Coming Soon to a Bar Near You.

THE NEW STATE SMOKING BAN GOES INTO EFFECT THIS WEEKEND!  ARE YOU READY?

SARAH AND GEORGE FROM THE COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

Sarah Derwin, Marquette County Health Department Educator and George Sedlacek, Community Health Division Director with the Marquette County Health Department came in to discuss the immediate changes on the landscape in Marquette County and the rest of Michigan concerning smoking in public places.  The new smoking ban goes into effect this weekend on Saturday morning at 6:00am.  To listen to the comments of Sarah and George, please click “HERE“.  To log on to the Marquette County Health Department’s website, please click “HERE“.

SINGIN’ THE BLUES TO RAISE CANCER-FIGHTING CASH.

CARL FULSHER FROM THE ACS.

Carl Fulsher with the American Cancer Society joined us to give us an update on the Relay For Life that is coming up soon in Ishpeming at the Al Quaal Recreation Area.  He also talked about one of the most popular “feeder” events or the Relay for Life, the 4th Annual Blues For Life show at the Lagniappe in downtown Marquette.  The show is featuring food from the Lagniappe, live blues with Fast Eddie’s Blues Band and the Flat Broke Blues Band.  The show is Saturday May 8th at the Lagniappe and begins at 5-pm.  To listen to Carl’s comments, please click “HERE“.

BREWS YOU CAN USE TONIGHT AT THE SHAFT!

Come on down and have a KBC!  They’re good for what “ales” ya!  HA!

See you later!

CHEERS (AND BEERS)!

-Walt

IT’S THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK.

Now, while this could be an eloquent dissertation on the physiological and psychological aspects of being the perceived middle part of the average work week, it really won’t be.  It’s more of a Hump Day welcome to all of you who actually take the time to read and follow along with the Mark & Walt in the Morning Super Duper Blog.  Since you are such an astute devotee of the blog, there is a special bonus interview I have attached below for your consideration.  It’s with US Senator Carl Levin.  Enjoy!

YMCA OF MARQUETTE COUNTY VISIT FOR “Y” WEDNESDAY!

LISA COOMBS-GEROU

LISA COOMBS-GEROU

Thanks to Lisa Coombs-Gerou with the YMCA of Marquette County for stopping in at the Sunny Studios this morning to give us an update on events and activities going on at the “Y” and how folks can get involved with the group.  She talked about activities for young kids to teenagers to adults, all going on at the “Y”.  You can check out the YMCA of Marquette County’s newly improved website by clicking “HERE“.  To listen to Lisa’s complete interview, click “HERE“.

PLAYIN’ THE BLUES AND STAYIN’ ALIVE!!

CARL FULSHER 7 LORRIE HAYES

CARL FULSHER & LORRIE HAYES

Thanks to Carl Fulsher with the American Cancer Society and Lorrie Hayes with the Flat Broke Blues Band and the Blues For Life Cancer Benefit.  They came in to talk about the Blues For Life show on Saturday, May9th at the Lagniappe Cajun Creole Eatery and Voodoo Bar in downtown Marquette.  The event feature three blues bands, complimentary cajun snacks, a silent auction, and more with all proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society and their educational and emotional support efforts.  You can listen to the entire interview by clicking “HERE” and you can find out more about the ACS by clicking “HERE.”  You can also find out more about the Flat Broke Blues Band by clicking “HERE“.

US SENATOR CARL LEVIN BLOG BONUS INTERVIEW.

US SENATOR CARL LEVIN

US SENATOR CARL LEVIN

And for you blog devotees, as I mentioned earlier, here is my interview from this morning with Michigan’s Senior US Senator, Carl Levin.  I spoke with him about a package of legislation that he is involved with on Capitol Hill concerning the reform of credit card standards and practices and getting the needed changes that he is calling for to be enacted.  We also spoke about a piece of legislation that he is developing with Arizona Senator John McCain that is calling on toughening up the mechanism that  prevents and manages cost overruns in Department of Defense acquisitions.  CLICK “HERE” for the interview.

WELL, THAT DOES IT!

I’m out the door for another day!  See You ALL TOMORROW!

-WALT