Join Scott and The FM106.1 Street Team on Saturday, November 16th at U.S. Cellular (3415 S 27th Street) in Milwaukee from noon to 2pm. Come spin the FM 106.1 prize wheel, and win cool station prizes. For more information click here.
Celebrate Hatsgiving with FM106.1! We’re collecting 106 new, soft (store-bought or handmade) hats to provide to pediatric cancer patients at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin all through the month of November. We’re kicking off the hat collection at Sendik’s, and will be hats at all FM106.1 events through November 30! When you stop by and visit us, don’t forget to bring your hat! You can also drop them off at our FM106.1 studio (12100 W Howard Ave, Greenfield) Monday-Friday between 8am-5pm.
What is Hatsgiving? A project to collect soft, warm, winter hats for pediatric cancer patients.
The Story of Hatsgiving This concept for this project was created in 2012 by Jeremy Wernick, who had just turned 8 years old. That was the second year he chose to shave his head to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research. As he braves the bald to coincide with his birthday in late fall, he realized it's a cold time of year to suddenly be without hair. This got him thinking about kids who undergo chemotherapy during the colder months, so he developed the idea of Hatsgiving. The first official collection was held in 2013 and Hatsgiving had only one collection site. 226 hats were distributed to children undergoing cancer treatment at The Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center. In 2014, Hatsgiving had partnered with more locations to help with collection and the donations increased by almost 1,000 hats. Hatsgiving continues to grow and reach out to more regional children's cancer treatment centers to send all of the wonderful, warm hats that are so graciously donated. 11,592 hats have been delivered since 2013.
Where will the hats go? All of the new hats collected will be distributed to the cancer patients at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
From all of us at FM106.1, thank you so much and Happy Hatsgiving!