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Dec 5, 2009|

A discussion with Amy Theberge from the American Cancer Society and Mai Tran from Crave Portland about an upcoming shopping event they're teaming up on to benefit the ACS.

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You're listening to -- -- of -- series of interviews with people of interest in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington I'm your host -- Douglas now it's the holidays everybody's looking for the deals how to get the best gifts. And how to get the best price -- we have some guests with us today that will help you do just that and I'm afraid gentlemen if you're listening. This is gonna focus a little bit on the ladies so they're gonna have to bear with me as I'm a little unfamiliar with this world myself but we -- Have with us today might Tran the owner of crave and the beneficiary of this great event that she has coming up -- ABC bird from the American Cancer Society. Amy's not specifically the beneficiary more the American Cancer Society with but we're gonna talk about this great event they have coming up it's wonderful shopping event. That will indeed benefit the American Cancer Society both of you welcome let's kick things off I'll give their listeners little bit of background on yourselves and what you do for your respective organizations to my let's start with you. The ad shows directly to cover creed in May attitude about the night and morning -- kind of support a local female on business trips here and -- outlandish and I do a lot of event marking and he aren't I would be agree on the Chaney -- elaborate back. And bring it out Ford chemical business says. -- And comedian get them out there to support condition at -- and support local charity -- Yes -- -- working for the American cancer society for about two years and my role of the community relationship and under which basically means that just in that community managing relationships. So I appropriate I love Italy at -- -- -- Florida -- just do everything from making presentations in business says about can't -- what the American Cancer Society does to procuring fundraising dollars from volunteer then teams that are very -- and asking for -- things like that. Excellent we'll -- much further let's actually talk about what this -- event is you have the holiday cravings event coming up. In December ninth -- yes yes. And from 49 it's -- bison building which is post for nineteen on northeast tents that tracked Asian -- helicopter brand across the brick cottage yep global what's gonna gonna -- -- then what does this thing. So basically of everything the Ukraine and all under -- how sneaky are your shopping done national park yourself and your -- lunch. And are invited you shop for your mother sister -- -- you know all circuit and works anywhere from 500 G-8 hundred people. Yeah in the young pitchers professional fashion he usually the -- and spot treatment there so it's going to be exciting and that we have always -- -- -- the cream and chocolate chocolate -- for paying. And amazing taco truck by the way. He actually loved -- and then dressed to drink your Lovejoy bochco will be providing complimentary cocktails for the first turn -- people coming derailed and we have. Get back everybody -- -- active player which is at hiding what kind of little -- Tamara and of course you have American Cancer Society making strides against breast cancer. I'm going to be telling apple can get for five dollars and you have a bunch of needing to get shot and I admit Turkey bowl Q what and they also be providing complimentary gift wrapping -- com shop for their manners and they -- their girlfriend indeed around all in one day. You mentioned men showing up and didn't suffer wives mothers. Girlfriends eccentric might be a great place to go if you're unsure of what to buy from them -- -- get some to some good advice. Yeah actually lot of Lemmon Mary and I have to modify trial when the but I'm sure we'll give them needing advice on what to buy it. And the what time of day is this interim report and I -- Okay -- PM excellent and that first hour that's -- has VIP time that's from Dario will be there. Exactly comported Ivan actually you know 80 locked which I where -- LX will be -- well -- on this little -- and the yes she has Patricia gathered -- -- as well. Excellent excellent AA and for those unfamiliar name year old office from the reality show little people big world and at a local celebration -- on Hillsborough with her family really really great lady. The tickets for the event it's twenty dollars apiece for the VIP our. Correct and can't take it is two for twenty or fifteen. And 50% of the proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society during that VIP our. That's really really great so let's get into a little bit of your your beneficiary here the American Cancer Society. Then you will work Amy on the on the -- making strides against breast cancer campaign what is. All the still making strides against breast cancer is basically your opportunity to honor breast cancer survivors remember the people that we've lost and raise funds and awareness to help end the -- the is. It's not -- race it's more of a celebration of survivorship and -- expressed hope and basically just a shared goal to and the disease that threatens alive just how many people here amber LNN org and NN our whole world. I know the answer this question and ask it anyway. How many people are affected in the northwest by breast cancer. We actually have the highest rate in the country of people diagnosed with breast cancer between Oregon and Washington alone which. And Nevada I think about a 130 people diagnosed a week. Wow so it's obviously it's everywhere a lot of people don't realize it because what people don't talk about it but if people at your work it's people like your children schools if your friends it's your family if and sometimes it's yourself and we don't talk about -- enough but it's happening all over her everywhere we really just need to stay vigilant to continue to fight the busiest stop -- -- doing things like the -- party and getting people who are trying to shop and have fund also get the word out and make the dollars in the shopping more meaningful. I know that of the best way to fight a breast cancer is early detection at what age you think would be appropriate for a woman's circle went in for mammograms for screens that sort of thing. We'll group we recommend when men of about fifteen and on to get a clinical breast exam every three years -- believed -- and then when your fortieth start getting mammograms yearly for the rest of your life. And this is something you can do you either through your doctor HMO and then also there are places scanning facilities such like that they you can. Arranged you have appointments outside the hospital. Absolutely and costs should never be a deterrent for people getting screened and you can always called American Cancer Society we can do our best to get you hooked up what -- a local or reduced cost. Sometimes even free mammograms and other streaming. Another thing how old are they about -- as a self breast exam can be really effective as long as you know your body showed just getting to know your body and knowing what's wrong with your body are is very important and then also relying on health care professionals to help deal along the way. I know a lot of times in the schools some of the health programs I know what I was a kid we had the time during health classes when the boys -- put one room in the girls or put another room. And the girls did learn stuff like how do self examine and the like and that's kind of with a lot of the cuts in school some of those programs have been dropping off what would you think is the best way for a girl to get. Educated about -- How to do that sort of thing. Wow that's great hardship. -- you it is. Five I would think that maybe maybe there's something online they can check out. Yeah and you know what if people if I have the captive audience I would say. You know going to cancer dot org and learning about the -- that we have to offer and mr. murmuring that you're never Alonso that killed overwhelming her -- scary. There are a lot of places than people and ways to get help on in our own community -- rest of the country felt. Calling our 800 number -- which is open 24 hours a day seven days a week as a great way it's 1802272345. And our web site is www. Cancer dot org which. And literally just the biggest database. In the country of cancer information you can just hop on there and curry is and the final certain information about breast cancer and all other kind of cancer as well. And how can people get involved with make the making strides campaigning outside of going to sporting a wonderful man like -- You out how people can get involved and there's lots of different ways people can start a team joined somebody yelled for scheme to become a flagship sponsor volunteer that day of the event gorgeous I can't direct your checkbook. You mentioned a team what does that involve. Good theme is -- anywhere between yourself and your whole company so it there's no minimum or maximum number on a team. It's just who you have committed to -- show up they of the walk in his going to be fundraising went few. So you can make your own personal web site at Portland strides stop all work. And you can start sending email that your family and friends letting them know why you're involved in making strides against breast cancer. And how you how -- planning to fund raise and then to come and join -- out at the walk on May eighth. Excellent does that happen once a year or more multiple times a year. Yes it is still one premiere it's always Mother's Day weekend Saturday -- of Mother's Day weekend and it got derailed -- So here you have plenty time to get a team together and that works on -- pledged system. The -- people hundreds and a lot of different way is some people we tried at least urged everyone to raise about a hundred dollar that people. So that's really easy to about nine friends for ten bucks and put on -- on ten about security there sure so that's really easy but there's lots of other way is. To do it -- you can throw a party with a cover charge have a fashion show and auction and sell cookies homemade crafts. -- old items have a car wash. He can't make burgers at work and sell them up really enjoyed popularity there are literally millions of ideas and ways to -- Money and they can be simple and free and super fun ways to raise money can't -- it doesn't have to just be asking your friends and family for that money when you know that they may not have that. If you just joined us you're listening to match your -- a series of interviews with people of interest in northwest Oregon and southwest Washington today I am speaking with -- Tran from -- Portland as well as Amy C -- from the American Cancer Society they are teaming up for an event coming up here on Wednesday December ninth it will be from five to 9 PM at the -- building at 419 north east tenth avenue. It is the it shopping event where over forty local businesses will come together kind of sampled their wares there will be amazing shopping deals he needs some great guests for the holidays as well -- get some wonderful advice from all these businesses on what might be the perfect gift for your loved -- and at the same time benefit the American Cancer Society obviously a wonderful organization and speaking of super fun ways to raise money for -- -- -- -- let's get -- into a little bit about -- People come to this event what what happens and we you walk in the door what do you see. A lot of shopping well. We have all the whole idea what they're hoping it would -- -- can't we want to feel the leery holiday light we have here in my -- performing you're -- meeting. I'm content rock -- and still be playing holiday music actually Dell donated an amazing fourteen -- -- street. So we have got hammered ever meet in the course so when you first walk and we wanted to smelly kind you want to feel what you wanna shop and spend your money with our local designers. I'm Andrew peaks and businesses to support -- in the economy felt he'll be really tiny bikini and a -- speak kill the whole neck he kept it a high heat -- Portland does have a team coach. We did try an -- -- -- your team are righty can actually join our and -- action -- Support our growth. And so this is kind of a fun night a girls night out and get your girlfriends together and come on down and how many businesses are you going to have I know you're adding more all the time but how many it does. Point around forty right now whilst. I don't. In the various different categories so we have George -- each clothing at BUT are that -- -- exciting time. And as well as promoting that you know making strides against breast cancer is is also nice way to promote local businesses and kind of create it an ad network that they can support one another. Yes exactly I can pick one little thing to piggyback on that -- -- -- talking about supporting the local businesses during the economy and its skin it can be really intimidating to ask people for money for charity will never really you know -- losing their jobs -- everything's tie it this time of year especially but. The problem is that -- does not take a break during the holidays these men and does not take a break during a tough economy and we really need to stay vigilant and continue to raise dollars and terrain awareness. And we have to think outside the box you know like -- offered some of those ideas. About other kind of fundraising to do other than just asking your friends and can't blame. And doing things like -- people wanna come shopping they have to do Christmas shopping -- not a lawmaker or wild for them. And -- you know fund great saying it is and always do everything we do depends on net and so that's the number one thing to keep it to keep in mind. Absolutely and the whole idea YE you know create one and you heard -- happy and support -- -- Heidi obviously not I recently. You know look at -- not recently actually a couple of years back. Lock making at Ku kind of taught me everything I like the French breeding you know you're all that and -- got things now like I age. The lab today don't. And if she got me back and see kind of you know locked her battle and you know trying to -- outbreaks can inflating the -- And you mentioned -- earlier Amy this is this a way to honor of those we've lost and those that have survived the take a more positive spin on it then then -- -- on so when people come to this is starts at 4 o'clock he said that first hour is the kind of special VIP -- -- gonna have some special deals. Each egg each of the companies this is adding certain percentage off. -- and tell everybody gets special deals for extra -- character really cool way and also be not to be able to hang out with Daria and -- She wet they have -- with everybody else being Americans. Expect a lot of people felt. My other job outside of for doing this wonderful program is actually afternoons with -- on the air and I can attest to. It -- a lot of fun to hang out with her so definitely worth the extra little bit of money to go. Get to hang out there for a little bit. And the first 500 guests -- receive complimentary swagger baggage. Was -- I can't tell when I did he access copy Al from just the kinks fans -- iPod and I answer my bag include any change. I'm a little goodies are -- and and he dream come on inch tee to donate a whole bunch of -- goodies by the IP unit you know take how much Leo how. It's political didn't contribute part of it. And with forty businesses and there that's a that's a lot of businesses to cram into one big room I did each of them have is like a mini store is a just a boost what -- they have set up. Or I could -- away from the word dude Ben is sure. To trade show but I admire the BT can manage. It definitely you know it's a small area that they can I can Hickory and me experience so I'm like we have here -- am attending the event tribe can't you know -- told them about bringing in next. Different -- down Yucca flat screen TV and mini bar that chirping pick inexperienced or somebody PI were to walk skin. See your -- -- and you know what I experienced I your store. Sure laughable idea about say you know we haven't I -- building Albuquerque Albuquerque -- stage. We have a mini fashion show going on -- fresh -- found pregnant and therefore you know -- and mommy fashion which is gonna be content cell. Yeah I had it is give a lot of fun aspects studio man and right now we're -- huge promotion and a lot with a twelve day trip giveaway promotion an answer every day starting on November 20 trying to put street parties started through December 8. An 84 idea that we're getting a giveaway. I'm via social media and show. This intra Palestinian meeting that -- show and and you know and it should -- any of these fund -- finished. Thanks land the website -- all this information is crave Portland dot com they you can find out where it is when it is all the wonderful. Businesses that are involved in businesses here you're updating weekly are -- guys put a cap monitor -- done you still get more prepared so get more all the time. And as you say -- -- many experiences so kind of that kind of a sampler plate of all these wonderful wonderful businesses that are out there. That are all kind of along for the ride to help out in raising some money for the wonderful organization American Cancer Society obviously there -- a huge behemoth in the fight against cancer. But more specifically the making strides against breast cancer campaign which happens do you see it -- leave what was the date. Saturday may eighth. It's a gigantic walker did if you live downtown or anywhere near downtown you can't miss it when it happens and you don't find out all the information about that wonderful event at cancer dot org as well as the encyclopedia. Of information about cancer on how to how to prevent it. How to do self breast examinations things to look for early signs which of course is our best way of preventing breast cancer well I believe it or not we're coming up on the end of our time is there anything either one of you would like to cover -- go. We just don't feel they're liberal on dread style murder come out walking my -- on May eighth then don't and make team and bring a survivor and get involved in the fight against breast cancer hair Borland. My boy actually tried it could be a part of that event with an exchange. Can't -- just fighting critically cannot PM and hand speed and Mary and in -- meeting credit. Excellent -- Portland dot com cancer dot org or -- making would you say was making stretch Portland strides dot org. -- -- -- the information about everything we've just talked about. I think you both so much for coming on the show today. Absolutely yeah all right so that'll do it for another episode of metro scope and intercom communications public affairs program I bring your host Ted Douglas. If you have a nonprofit or public affairs organization that you would like to let others know about please email me at mantras go back entercom.com. And intercom starts of the being. And please put microscope in the subject line to doesn't get snag -- my spam filter hoarding go directly to the station's website click on the community link and submit your information there. Also if you'd like to -- this program again you can visit our podcast page and matches copd -- convoy of finance and the last couple months worth of episodes. And feel freed link into your FaceBook your MySpace your blog what have you let's get this information out as much as humanly possible thank you both so much for coming on the show. And I think you all so much for listening. This has been -- -- -- We'll. -- Okay. Okay. Okay.