Friday, 17 May 2013

Cam 'n Eggs: May 17 -The Scheetz Shuffle for a great cause

Radio personalities, like television anchors and newspaper columnists, have gifts. The obvious gift is their voices
And if they can tell a story, they are even more gifted.
Throughout Edmonton many members of the media have shared their talents with many charities to raise funds and awareness.

Everyone of them deserves our admiration.
They are simply driven by the genuine desire to help others and continue to make a difference.
People like CISN-FM’s Chris Scheetz. In 2002, Scheetz lived in a tractor for five days and raised more than $150,000 for drought stricken Alberta farmers.
Two years ago when town of Slave Lake was ravaged by forest fires, Scheetz asked listeners to contribute household items for people that need them. During a 48-hour period three semi-trailers were plumb full of items and rolled into Slave Lake.
Scheetz is at it again this week.

He set out to walk 250 kilometers to raise funds and awareness for Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
He’s going asking people to go online and sign up for the Drive For Life Contract: a pledge saying you will not drink and drive and will not text and drive.
For every pledge for the Drive For Life Contact, $1.00 will be contributed to MADD. The event is sponsored by Mayfield Toyota and LA Z Boy Furniture Galleries.
Scheetz started the journey Monday and headed west to Evansburg. Heturned south and went to Drayton Valley before looping back. Scheetz has walked 50 km a day.
Sometime around 4 p.m. today Blackjack’s Roadhouse in Nisku.

When he gets there news reporters might very well ask him why he embarked on such a journey.
But really, there’s no need to ask: Scheetz just followed his heart


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