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93.3 WMMR/Philadelphia Raises $20,000 for the Fox Chase Cancer Center In the Name of Sharon Osbourne; The `93.3 WMMR Ozz-Fund' Was Set Up to Coincide With Philadelphia's Ozz-Fest.

PHILADELPHIA -- WMMR (93.3 FM/Philadelphia) conducted a four-day fundraiser to collect money for Fox Chase Cancer Center in Northeast Philadelphia in the name of Ozzy Osbourne's wife, manager and co- star in the hit TV show "The Osbournes," Sharon Osbourne, who was just successfully treated for colon cancer. A check was presented for over $20,000 to daughter Kelly Osbourne backstage at Philadelphia's Ozz-Fest on Friday, July 12th.

Listeners were able to contribute to the "93.3 WMMR Ozz-Fund" in a variety of ways. For a donation of $93.00 or more, WMMR would play any Ozzy Osbourne song requested. In addition to their request, listeners would also receive a limited edition CD of WMMR mid-day personality Pierre Robert's in-depth interview with Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne from the WMMR Archives. "There was an outpouring of calls with personal stories of how cancer has affected people's lives and specifically how Fox Chase Cancer Center helped save a life of a loved one," comments Sam Milkman, WMMR Program Director.

Listeners could also bid on-air for an autographed Ozzy Osbourne guitar (Final bid $6,000.00), several pair of tickets to the sold-out Ozz-Fest as well as autographed Ozzy CDs. Pierre Robert also took to the road in his trusty VW mini-bus "Minerva 2" and made stops all over the Delaware Valley, collecting thousands of dollars from people. "The `WMMR Ozz-Fund' was a great example of the saying, `Think Globally, Act Locally," comments Pierre Robert. "Thanks to the incredible generosity of our listeners we were able to raise a lot of money in four short days to fight a global killer and benefit a local charity - The Fox Chase Cancer Center."

Fox Chase Cancer Center's mission is to reduce the burden of human cancer through the highest-quality programs in research and patient care, including cancer prevention, treatment, early detection and education. Fox Chase's 100- bed hospital is the fourth largest in the country devoted entirely to cancer care.

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