Eye to Eye - April 7, 2013


by Chris Patterson

Topics:  Event to benefit multiple sclerosis research & National Donate Life Month.

Guests:  Ashley Kumlien/Founder MS Run the US Colleen McCarthy BloodCenter Wisconsin Vicki Maloney/Donor Family Member

Ashley Kumlien founded a cross-country running event called MS Run the US to raise awareness of and funding for MS research. In 2010, Ashleigh ran from coast to coast solo.  This year's event steps off April 15th and will include several long-distance runners participating in a relay. Ashleigh's mother has MS and was the inspiration for this event.
Vicki Maloney also joined us to talk about the importance of organ donation, as well as donating tissue and blood. Vicki's daughter donated two kidneys and her pancreas after she was killed in a traffic accident. Colleen McCarthy with BloodCenter of Wisconsin shared with us the need for donors and explained why it's important to discuss organ donation with family and friends.


Which of these new Wisconsin State Fair snacks are you going to try?

  • BBQ Chicken Cone
  • Deep Fried Maple Bacon Cookie Dough
  • Reeses Funnel Cake
  • Deep Fried Racine Kringel