Thursday, October 22, 2009

A Great Cause

AJ's Kids Crane:
Local Deejay lives up on a crane to raise 101,000 toys for Rady Children's Hospital.

AJ from Star 94.1 and his morning crew, Geena the Latina, Delana, and producer Hula have been out at the Ikea parking lot accepting unwrapped, brand new toys for the patients of Rady Children's Hospital. Anyone can donate by taking toys there, at participating Marine Credit Union branches, or at this site.

There were huge white tents set up that housed all the donated toys. As of this post I think they are at their halfway point (51,000 toys). I hope they meet their goal by this weekend.

From top left clockwise: AJ on the crane (tweeting away), the Star 94.1 tent (Delana is the lady in red walking away from the tent), the stage (where One Republic gave a free performance, they sounded great live), and finally Hula (working hard, accepting donations, and counting them). Sorry, no picture of Geena.
The band, One Republic, were so nice and met with all their fans after the performance. What nice guys! I didn't stick around to talk to the radio people or the band. It's too awkward to be hanging around drooling like a groupie. I think the radio station has had all kinds of celebrities, performances, and free food all week at the Ikea parking lot. It's such a great cause and it's amazing how giving San Diego is.