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Help the Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Trust us, we heard you. And we want to help, too.  

So we're collecting bottled water, filling up a truck and taking it to Houston!  

This version of "Convoy of Care" will be hosted by Cox Media Group - specifically, News 95-5 and AM 750, KISS 104.1, B98.5, 97.1 The River, WSB-TV, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,  

If you're interested in donating, bring your bottled water to our studios (1601 W Peachtree Street NE Atlanta, GA 30309) between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.  

So help us spread the word using #AtlantaCares and we'll see you at the truck!  

Thanks to Atlanta Peach Movers for providing the truck and movers to help load it!

B98.5 Komen Race Photobooth

Jeff & Melissa Save Christmas Toy Drive

How you can give to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts

The scale of the devastation in the Philippines as a result of Typhoon Haiyan is immense.  The death toll is over 1,700 and rising.  Many predict it to reach over 10,000.Those who have survived have gone days without food or fresh water.  Doctors are desperate for medicine to treat the wounded.Air Force Capt. Antonio Tamayo told the Associated Press:  "It's overwhelming.  We need more medicine. We cannot give anti-tetanus vaccine shots because we have none."The longer survivors go without help, the greater chance of disease.According to the AP:  "a reporter drove through the town for around 7 kilometers (4 miles) on Wednesday, seeing more than 40 bodies. He saw no evidence of any organized delivery of food, water or medical supplies, though piles of aid have begun to arrive at the airport. Some people were lining up to get water from a hose, presumably from the city supply."How can you help?There are many organization which have set up websites for funds for disaster relief.   The American Red Cross will take your donations online.  The link for its website is here.  UNICEF reports an estimated 4 million children were affected by the storm.  You can also give via 'UNICEF Responds' by clicking this link. UNICEF will also accept donation via text. Just text RELIEF to 864233 to donate $10.Save The Children has set up a Typhoon Haiyan Children's Relief Fund.  You can access the information here.The Salvation Army has a web page for you to give as well.  Here is the link.  According to the Salvation Army, you can also text TYPHOON to 80888 to donate $10 and reply YES to confirm your donation.CARE is asking for donations which can be made via this online link or by calling 1-800-521-CARE within the U.S.

Unfortunately, there are also thieves ready to steal your money during this horrible human tragedy.  Clark Howard has more information on how to donate and not get ripped of by clicking here.

Photos from Macy's 'Glamorama' fundraiser

B98.5 wants you to see New Fantasyland®

B98.5 invites you to discover a land full of adventure and excitement where beasts roar and mermaids sing – New Fantasyland®, the largest expansion in Magic Kingdom® history!After Thanksgiving, continue listening to the Vikki & Kelly Morning Show starting Monday November 26th and play "Blast from the Past" around 6:50 for your chance to win a Disney gift card and instantly qualify to win a Magical Getaway Vacation for four that includes airfare, passes, and four nights in a Disney resort!Be among the first to journey through the Enchanted Forest, go under the sea with Ariel, dine in Beast's Castle, and join Belle for a retelling of the “tale as old as time.” You'll become part of a story that will stay with you until happily-ever-after.Make Your Dreams Come True – ONLY from B98.5 – 80s, 90s and NOW!

   

Hard Rock Café presents Bananarama

English female pop band BANANARAMA will perform a special Pinktober Breast Cancer Benefit Show on Sunday October 7th at Hard Rock Café's Velvet Underground in Atlanta.

Tickets are $15.00 in advance (at TicketAlternative.com) and $20.00 at the door.

Proceeds from the show will benefit It's The Journey, Inc. and the Atlanta 2-Day Walk for Breast Cancer.

Bananarama celebrates their 30th Anniversary this year.  They have been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most successful female band worldwide with the most charting singles, all of which were international hits, four hitting the US Billboard Top 10 including a No.1 with Venus.  To date they have released 10 albums, sold 30 million records, and had 32 Top 40 UK hits.

Broadcasters for Babies

Join the station, the March of Dimes and Six Flags Over Georgia for “Dare to Make a Difference Week” as we work together for stronger, healthier babies.  Six Flags is offering a discounted ticket price of $34.99 for the week of July 22nd – July 29th.  Simply buy your ticket online at www.sixflags.com and enter the promo code “MOD12” at checkout and the March of Dimes will receive $3.00 for each discounted ticket sold.  Additionally, you can print out this coupon and present it at the gates during the respective week to receive the same benefits.  Come out and show your support for the March of Dimes’ mission to ensure that every baby in Georgia is born stronger and healthier.

 Between 1998 and 2008, the rate of infants born preterm in Georgia increased by more than 15 percent.  The March of Dimes is working to combat these numbers and provide support to our local communities to ensure that one day, every baby is born healthy.   As one of these efforts, the March of Dimes, Six Flags and local radio stations have partnered for “Dare to Make a Difference Week.”  Visit www.sixflags.com and purchase a park ticket for the week of July 22nd – 29th.  Enter the promo code “MOD12” at checkout and you will receive a discounted price of $34.99, with $3.00 going to the March of Dimes.  Additionally, you can print out the attached coupon and present it at the gates during the respective week to receive the same benefits.  Make a difference in the lives of all babies in Georgia by purchasing your ticket today!

 On average, 403 babies are born prematurely each week in Georgia.  We’re working with Six Flags Over Georgia and the March of Dimes to eliminate premature births altogether, as they are the number one cause of infant mortality in the US.  Purchase Six Flags tickets for the dates of July 22nd – July 29th to celebrate “Dare to Make a Difference Week.”  Buy a ticket online at www.sixflags.com using the code “mod12” to cut the ticket price to $34.99.  $3.00 of that ticket price will be donated directly to the March of Dimes.  Additionally, you can print out the attached coupon and present it at the gates during the respective week to receive the same benefits.  Make sure the future of ALL babies is bright by purchasing your ticket today.  To learn more, visit www.marchofdimes.com/georgia.

 Premature birth is the number one cause of infant mortality.  Our stations, the March of Dimes and Six Flags are working together to stop these premature births and save babies’ lives during “Dare to Make a Difference Week” at Six Flags Over Georgia.  Buy Six Flags tickets online for a discounted price of $34.99 (at www.sixflags.com using the code “MOD12” at checkout) for any date between July 22nd – July 29th.  $3.00 of the price will be donated to the March of Dimes.  Additionally, you can print out the attached coupon and present it at the gates during the respective week to receive the same benefits.  Your contribution will save a child’s life so “Dare to Make a Difference” today!

Race for the Cure

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