Deb Gordon’s guest was Jim Dennison, 10 year lung cancer survivor and Event Organizer for the Free to Breathe® Morris County 3.5 Mile Walk which benefits the National Lung Cancer Partnership, a non-profit made up of leading doctors, researchers, patient advocates and lung cancer survivors, that has awarded millions for research to help patients live longer and better lives.
The recent death of Glee actor Cory Monteith by drug overdose, put the spotlight on drug and alcohol abuse and joining Deb Gordon to discuss the issue was Howard Meitiner, President and CEO of Phoenix House, which is one of our nation’s oldest and leading drug and alcohol abuse treatment organizations for teens and adults.
Deb Gordon’s guest was Rachel Weinstein, Vice President/Chief Development and Communications Officer at Volunteers of America Greater New York, which is one of the oldest and largest human services organizations providing a variety of services to help homeless families and individuals in shelters receive the critical care and vital services that they need.
Deb Gordon’s guest was Alison Kase, spokesperson for Family to Family, which was founded in 2002 with the goal of easing the burden of hunger and poverty in the poorest communities. Although Family to Family started out as a hunger relief organization, it became an integral lifeline for the people of Broad Channel, New York after their town was severely impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
Deb Gordon’s guest was Alison Tocci, President and CEO of City Parks Foundation which is the only independent non profit organization that offers park programs in all five boroughs of New York City. City Parks Foundation works in over 750 parks citywide, with a broad range of free arts, sports, and education programs.
Deb Gordon’s guests were Jenny Morgenthau, Executive Director of the Fresh Air Fund and Benjamin Nwachukwu a former Fresh Air Fund child. The Fresh Air Fund is an organization that places thousands of underserved New York City children with volunteer host families in the United States and Canada during the summertime, and also sends them to upstate New York camps.
Deb Gordon spotlighted Pride Week with guest Chris Frederick, Managing Director of Heritage of Pride, which supports the LGBT community and organizes the many events that make up Pride week in New York, including the Pride March on Sunday, June 30.
Deb Gordon spotlighted the New York Brain Tumor Walk with Emily Morrison, a brain tumor survivor and the Walk’s top fundraiser; and Laura Loro, Special Events Director at the National Brain Tumor Society.
Deb Gordon’s guest was Antonia Clemente, Founder and Executive Director of The Healing Center which helps women and their children who are victims of family violence, serves to address their spiritual and social needs to help them begin the process of healing and restoring hope in their lives.
Deb Gordon’s spotlighted Melanoma Awareness Month with guest Louise Perkins, Chief Science Officer at the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA). MRA was founded in 2007 and is the largest private funder of melanoma research.