MY INTERVIEW WITH TALK DAYTIME'S
Hi! Thanks for having me back. Talk Daytime is my podcast with [co-host] Cathy Chandler. We had the idea and agreed to do a show together last summer, and we worked all summer and fall to ultimately premiere in January 2017. We focus on soaps and TV gossip, but we agreed, the day we decided to team up for this, that we'd use our platform to bright light to social issues and make a difference. In just a few short months since our premiere, we've taken on advocating for March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society, with plans to incorporate more causes that are important to raise awareness to such as sexual violence, Turner Syndrome, and Spina Bifida to name a few.
You are currently doing a fundraiser for brain cancer. Tell us about that.
We have decided that we wanted to use our platform to collect donations for the American Cancer Society through my personal Relay for Life page. This money benefits cancer research of all kinds, but brain cancer is something we're desperately trying to raise awareness to. A close friend of mine, Nancy, passed away in March after a fight with brain cancer. She wanted to share her story and raise awareness, and this fundraiser was actually, in part, her idea last fall. My personal reason for being passionate and involved with this is to honor her memory, but I know that cancer has touched the lives of nearly everyone in someway, so we've invited everyone to contribute and help support the fight against cancer. We have a giveaway going right now; anyone who donates through the link [on our Talk Daytime twitter] is entered to win a raffle basket full of "soapy" stuff and fun things.
Will it be an annual event?
YES! We want to do this every year until there's a cure.
How can people donate?
There is a link on all of our social media and the giveaway rules are there as well. We also have Talk Daytime shirts for sale for the entire month. I'd also like to encourage everyone to wear gray on May 9th for brain cancer awareness and tweet us your selfies with the hashtag #TalkDaytimeforACure
Thank you so much for joining me Emily. All the best! Please join us again soon!