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Season Of Wishes: Mark Wallengren To Host Make-A-Wish Event At The Grove

3903_1165843143.jpgKOST FM (103.5)’s morning show host, Mark Wallengren will host the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s first Weekly Wish Night at 5:30 p.m. today at the Grove.

The deeper-voiced half of the Mark and Kim Show will help present 9-year-old leukemia patient Jorge Arranga, of Gardena, with his wish to spend Christmas with his mother and extended family in Guadalajara, Mexico. After the one-week visit, Jorge will return to L.A. to continue his chemotherapy treatments.

Wallengren tells FBLA he believes the media have a responsibility to get behind charitable organizations.

“I happen to work for a corporation that doesn’t do a matching dollar for charity,” says Wallengren, who works for Clear Channel. “There are other corporations that are good at it, but I wish corporate America would be more generous with employees’ choices for charitable work.”

If that were the case, Clear Channel would be out a lot of money. Wallengren is involved in organizations related to ALS (his brother died of it), Down’s Syndrome (his neighbor’s daughter has it), diabetes (his sister is battling it) and other diseases that have hit close to home.

“People get caught up in this mindset of, ‘I can’t do anything about it. It’s too big.’ Well, think locally,” he says. “That will help the picture globally.”

Earlier:
Season of Wishes: Make-A-Wish Brings Nicest Child On The Planet To The Grove
Season of Wishes: Make-A-Wish Foundation Sends Lil’ Princess Off To Disney World
Make-A-Wish Foundation Kicks Off Season Of Wishes

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.