WPLJ Morning Co-Host Jayde Donovan's Apple-A-Day Supports Pediatric Cancer Patients With Gifts
May 29, 2015 at 7:30 AM (PT)
CUMULUS MEDIA Hot AC WPLJ (95.5 FM)/NEW YORK is supporting morning show co-host JAYDE DONOVAN's APPLE-A-DAY program to spread joy to pediatric cancer patients by honoring the memory of her friend BRITTANY, who passed away from bone cancer five years ago.
JAYDE, co-host of the station's "TODD & JAYDE In The Morning," launched the program on what would have been BRITTANY’s birthday, APRIL 22nd, 2011. Since that time, she and her team of volunteers have surprised 200+ pediatric cancer patients with new iPads.
The APPLE-A-DAY program motto is : “Helping Kids Stay Connected While Fighting Cancer," providing pediatric cancer patients (ages 2-17) with devices (tables, smart phones) so that they may experience simple joys such as listening to music, FaceTime, taking pictures, watching movies, basically the ability to stay in contact with family, friends, and the outside world.
"I've seen how this one small gesture can change a child's outlook in such a positive way. This technology offers them a bridge into the world they are not currently able to be a part of. My program is not going to change the world, but it can change that child's world," said JAYDE.
Every weekday in the month of MAY at 7:25a (ET)., JAYDE surprised another pediatric cancer patient with their very own iPad! The station’s efforts to support this cause will culminate in the giving of iPads to 20 brave kids from the tri-state area at the “iPad Party” hosted by 95.5 PLJ and HARD ROCK CAFE in TIMES SQUARE.
To make a donation to APPLE-A-DAY, please visit www.appleadayprogram.org
For more information, visit: www.plj.com