People helping people

One of the top priorities for Huntley Community Radio is to keep the community informed and connected. So far in 2016, it has been easy to see the success of 101.5 FM out in the public as well as on the air. In January, HCR hosted the Huntley Chamber of Commerce Dinner. It was a great opportunity to spend time with all of the local business leaders and show them the advantage of having a local radio station.

In March, HCR had the opportunity to sponsor a two-day event that was a fundraiser for pediatric cancer. The two-day event had a goal of raising $50,000 and ended up raising over $100,000 to help put an end to this horrific disease.

April was a busy month for HCR as we hosted the Senior Services of McHenry Fashion Show to raise funds for McHenry senior who are in need. In addition, HCR hosted in 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands at the Cosman Center. To top off April, HCR hosted a Color Run at Westfield School in District 300. The race was a fundraiser for the local PTO.

In May, HCR worked with the Huntley Police Department to host the “Cop on a Roof” event to raise money to support Special Olympics. This was an amazing event with a huge turnout at Dunkin’ Donuts.

On June 10, HCR will sponsor the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life.” This event goes from Friday night at 6 p.m. to Saturday morning at 6 a.m. It is a fundraiser for cancer. The American Cancer Society is an amazing organization that supports people with cancer, recovering from cancer, families and caregivers.

On June 19, HCR will be hosting the Lake in the Hills Triathlon. This combination of bicycling, swimming and running is a great annual event that involves people from all over the area.

For the July 4 fireworks, held in Deicke Park, HCR will again simulcast before, during and after the show. It is an amazing way to enjoy wonderful music in the park while enjoying one of the best fireworks shows of the season.

On September 25, HCR will be hosting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sunset Park. This is a huge family event to help generate money for research on this horrible disease.

There will be other places to see and hear HCR this summer, but as you can see – the impact is real!

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