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     PRESS RELEASE: Live Radio-thon to Fight Ebola in West Africa!

November 27, 2014
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A Radio-thon under the theme “Fight the Ebola Virus”  will be hosted by Toronto’s most popular Urban radio station G98.7FM “The Way we Groove” with live streaming on www.g987fm.com on Sunday December  7th , 2014 to assist with the Ebola crisis in West Africa.   G98.7FM President and CEO Fitzroy Gordon along with international charity, Partners International will join together to raise funds to combat this deadly disease.   G98.7FM is a commercial radio station with a diverse staff and listenership offering a Black music format loved by people of all cultural backgrounds. The music includes R&B, Soul, Reggae, Soca, Hip Hop, Gospel, African rhythms and Smooth Jazz. The station also offers a vibrant talk show, news and other current affairs programming.     Partners International Canada is a not-for-profit organization which operates in over 100 countries worldwide, specializing in holistic development that transforms lives and communities. Their mission is to mobilize Canadians into partnership with indigenous leaders to bring long-term sustainable development to the least reached and resourced parts of the world.   G98.7FM President and CEO Fitzroy Gordon, has made this unprecedented commitment and offered seventeen (17) hours of prime programming hours on Sunday December 7th, for hosting the fundraiser. The Radio-thon will take place all day Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00pm.   “I see myself as a true ambassador for humanity, so when the need arises to assist with the Ebola crisis,  I  have no hesitation to get involved; and to make the radio station, G98.7FM available to help our brothers and sisters of West Africa in  their fight to overcome their tragic circumstances,” said Gordon.   Bishop Jerome Klibo, President of the Association of Independent Churches of Africa who works with Partners International in Liberia explains the fear that has spread across the country.   “There is a state of fear in Liberia …Many people are seeking answers from the church and there is an urgent need for the church to begin acting practically to help with the prevention and education of its members and others in the communities,” said Bishop Klibo.   The public support is urgently needed to help contain this deadly virus and ensure that the greatest number of people are assisted in the shortest time possible. All donors will be provided with a tax receipt by Partners International.   For further information please contact Charlene McCallum at G98.7FM 416-498-4987 ext. 230.                                                             

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