Be Well Long Island

Connoisseur Media Long Island to Host Telethon Raising Money and Awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

The Telethon, hosted by WALK 97.5, KJOY 98.3, 103.1 MAXFM, 94.3 The Shark and 1100 AM WHLI will begin at 7 PM  on Sunday, May 17th, and will feature exclusive performances, celebrity appearances, and commentary from local business owners. “Be Well Long Island” will broadcast on the Facebook pages of all five CMLI Radio Stations, and will be shared on over 50 other Facebook pages.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month when millions of people struggling with mental illness and those that support them come together to induce positive change.  While fundraising in a climate of economic uncertainty presents many challenges, creating awareness is still paramount; especially regarding causes that carry stigmas, like mental health and suicide prevention. The broadcast will feature a link to donate as well as the National Suicide Prevention Crisis Hotline (800)-273-TALK (8255)

“As we enter two months into a new world that at times seems impossible to get used to, the need for mental health awareness couldn’t be more vital,” said Brian Orlando, host of the weekday morning show on 94.3 The Shark. “Domestic violence is disturbingly on the rise, and reports indicate that those who have mental illness are in a highly compromised state. Isolation is a terrible thing and for me, music has always been my best friend. There wasn’t a single day that a song or an album didn’t remind me that someone felt the same way I did.”

The list of performers and participating celebrities continues to grow. At this time, scheduled guests will include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees Joan Jett and DMC, as well as Johnny Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls, Scott Stapp of Creed, Corey Glover of Living Colour, Shinedown, Wheatus, The Verve Pipe, Candlebox, Noah Cyrus, and more.

Long Islanders are encouraged to view the “Be Well Long Island” telethon Sunday evening by logging on to any of CMLI Radio Station’s Facebook Pages, which include WALK 97.5, KJOY 98.3, 103.1 MAXFM, 94.3 The Shark and 1100AM WHLI.

For further information contact: Mike Sangiamo (718) 551-2616

About Connoisseur Media: Connoisseur Media owns market-leading radio clusters in regions including Nassau-Suffolk, NY, Stamford-Norwalk, Bridgeport, and New Haven in CT, and Frederick, MD

About The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education, and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. The AFSP is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide.  AFSP creates a culture that’s smart about mental health by engaging in the following core strategies:

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