Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom will co-host his seventh annual charity SAY Detroit Radiothon on Thursday.
WJR-AM (760) will broadcast the radiothon for 15 hours, from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., while the public is invited to watch the live event at the North Grand Court at Somerset Collection in Troy.
Albom’s radio partner Ken Brown will co-host.
Actors Hugh Jackman and J.K. Simmons will take part in the radiothon, as will television personalities Jane Pauley and Anderson Cooper. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Pistons Coach Dwane Casey, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, humorist Dave Barry and jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli are expected to make in-person appearances.
Last year, Dr. Phil, businessman Dan Gilbert and actor Billy Bob Thornton joined the radiothon.
The event has raised $4.5 million over the years, and hit a record of about $1.2 million in donations last year. Donations go toward various programs that serve Detroiters, including a free medical clinic that SAY plans to renovate, according to a news release.
To donate, call 855-955-GIVE (4483) or go to mitchalbomradiothon.com, where you can donate, bid on auction items and purchase incentive items.
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