We are just days away from the 22nd Annual Ocean of Love Billboard Radiothon!

Once again I will be live on the Billboard in the Target/Lowes Center on Hooper Avenue in Toms River starting at 5 p.m this Monday, October 19th, and I will be living there all week as we look to raise $105,700 for Ocean of Love.

If you are not familiar with Ocean of Love, they are an AMAZING organization in Ocean County which helps families whose children have Cancer.

Ocean of Love is there to help these families in any way necessary. Whether it is for emotional support (a shoulder to cry on), financial support, or just advice on what might be the best treatment for a family’s child, Ocean of Love is there. 24 hours a day. 7 days a week. 365 days a year.

During the week of the Radiothon, we ask listeners to stop by the Billboard and make a donation. No amount is too small. Every penny helps us get to our goal

Every night we have different activities happening at the radiothon to give it a real "community coming together" feel. It really is heart-warming to see the generosity and compassion of the community.

One of the greatest things about the Radiothon is Thursday night. It is the last night that we are there, and whether we hit our goal or not, The Radiothon ends around 9p. For the record...We have always hit our goal. We have never failed, and we won't let it happen this year.

On Thursday night, before I come down, Toms River first responders show up with a check for Ocean of Love. They don't just show up...THEY SHOW UP BIG with a parade of their fire trucks with sirens blaring. There have to be 25-35 fire trucks arrive at once.  I get goosebumps just thinking about how cool it is to see all these trucks show up at the same time in a parade-like fashion.

If you have never witnessed this before, I highly recommend you come on Thursday night and witness it for yourself firsthand. It is something you will never forget.

Check out the video from last year. If you are in a rush, scroll to the 3-minute mark to first see Chief Little get a pie thrown in his face, and then the firetrucks arrive.

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