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Caribbean Friends Care, Inc. & UNCF to raise $150,000 for Historically Black Colleges

FT. LAUDERDALE – For the past ten years Caribbean Friends Care, Inc. has hosted an annual Radio-Thon to raise funds for the college fund “UNCF” and for a special scholarship established at Florida Memorial University to aide Caribbean Students at that Institution.

This year the organization and the UNCF Leadership Committee will host its tenth annual Radio-Thon live on Monday, November 13th from 1pm – 7pm from Donna’s Restaurant, a longtime supporter of the event, located at 5434 North University Drive, Lauderhill and simultaneously from Florida Memorial University 15800 NW 42nd Avenue in Miami Gardens.

The event from Donna’s Restaurant will be broadcast via WAVS 1170 AM, one of the organizers radio partners for the past ten years, while new radio partner WHQT – FM HOT 105 will broadcast the event from the campus of Florida Memorial University.

Organizers are hoping that the partnership with the two Radio Stations will help in achieving the goal of $150,000 from the tri-county area, as the locally televised version of the Parade of Stars Tele-Thon, was made obsolete earlier this year.

Several local businesses and organizations have already step-up to the challenge to make this effort a success; Whiz Communications Network, Island Beat Marketing, Attorneys Realty Title, Caribbean Vibes Marketing, Sunshine Home Health Agency, the Greater Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Saints Netball Club, to name a few.

“We are please with the response we are getting from the business community and hopes that other businesses and the general listeners to these two radio stations, will stop by one of these locations on November 13th during the time of the broadcast to make a contribution or call in and make their pledge to this worthy cause,” said Lauderdale Lakes Commissioner Hazelle Rogers who is Chairwoman of Caribbean’s Friends Care.

The Radio-Thon will feature interviews with students and faculty from Florida Memorials University and Officials from UNCF area office. Donors will also have the opportunity to make live presentations and to promote their business or organization while doing so.

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