KZND's Fatguy Camps Out For One Week To Quit Smoking
February 16, 2010 at 10:30 AM (PT)
TATI BROADCASTING Alternative KZBD (94.7 THE END)/ANCHORAGE PD/afternooner FATGUY has decided to give up his smoking habit after 24 years. He is not only quitting "cold turkey," but just plain cold as he is camping out in the parking lot in front of the WENDY’S location on the corner of Seward Highway and Northern Lights beginning TODAY through FEBRUARY 21st.
FATGUY is about to become a father and wants to quit smoking before the birth of his child. He is also hoping to raise $9,470 for the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY with a live broadcast of his afternoon FREAKSHOW throughout the week outside the WENDY'S location.
"You have to give him credit for braving the elements," said NICKI SHINNERS, Distinguished Events Director for the AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. "It’s tough enough to quit smoking under the best of circumstances, but to do it in below freezing weather is really going to be a challenge."
"SHINNERS points out that approximately 330 new cases of lung cancer will be diagnosed in ALASKA this year, and about 230 will die from the disease."
Anyone wishing to donate to FATGUY’s fundraising efforts can stop by his campsite or go online to www.947kznd.com and make a contribution.