This week on our Public Affairs Program, Sunday at 5a:
Our guests from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Washington/Alaska Chapter tell us about their efforts to raise money for research and support programs. Sarah Morningstar is the Campaign Director and McKenzie Johnson is a Campaign Manager as well as a top fundraiser for this year’s Big Climb. The Big Climb is just that, a pledge to climb the stairs in tallest building in Seattle, The Columbia Center, on March 25th. This has become a popular fundraiser and Sarah and McKenzie tell us of the camaraderie and spirit that flourishes as you make it to the 69th floor…the 1311th step up the 788 foot tall tower. By recruiting sponsors, team members, and volunteers to participate in the Big Climb and other LLS events, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hope to eradicate this destructive blood cancer. Learn more about the Big Climb and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society online at: www.bigclimb.org www.lls.org/wa
In our second half its Sunday Morning Magazine with Kate Daniels
Sylvia Tara PhD is a biochemist who has worked at the world’s largest biotech companies. Yet the thing that compelled her to the research of the past 5 years culminating in her new book was her own struggle with weight and particularly with ‘fat’. She realized that with her science knowledge she had the tools to study ‘fat’, the reasons that we all are affected differently by it. Her book: The Secret Life of Fat: The Science Behind the Body’s Least-understood Organ And What it Means For You” is a great and empowering tool, because knowledge is power. Soon Dr. Tara will have an online study to guide those wanting to confront the ‘fat’ issue in a constructive way.