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10th Annual Mayflower Marathon Calls In The Celebrities

(CelebrityAccess News Service) — Rock 102 is once again collecting non-perishable foods at the 10th Annual Mayflower Marathon in Springfield, MA, November 24-26, benefiting Springfield's open pantry. The top rated morning show in the Springfield, MA/ Hartford, CT market, "Bax & O'Brien" (Mike Baxendale, John O'Brien & producer: Bob Biron), will broadcast around the clock for 52 continuous hours at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, collecting food for the Springfield open pantry.

This year we will once again fill two 48-foot moving vans with food, Biron told CelebrityAcess. “Last year we even had to call in a third trailer! More than 21 tons of food was raised.

“This event happens each year during the week of Thanksgiving – Monday the 24th at 6 AM until Wednesday the 26th at 10AM,” Biron continues. “The three of us live in a small RV trailer – provided by Longview RV Centre. Big Y World Class Markets have joined up with us this year for their first time – supplying scanners, bags, carriages, as well as a refrigerated truck for turkeys. This is the 10th
annual Mayflower Marathon – 9th with Bax & O'Brien together.”

Biron is currently scheduling celebrity telephone interviews for the event. The current celebrity roster includes: David Cassidy, Kenny Loggins, Tommy Davidson, Charo, Xander Berkeley, Doug Gray of the Marshall Tucker Band, Lewis Black, Jim Weider of The Band, comedians Tom Cotter and Brian Regan, Hall of Famer Bill Walter, Al Franken, ESPN’s Chris Berman, George Carlin, Steve Shirripa and Dominic Chianese of the Sopranos, Lenny Clarke, Harry Connick Jr, Dave Attel, and former Simpsons executive producer Mike Scully. Past celebrities joining the marathon include: Wayne Gretzky, Dr. J, Robert Kelin, Alice Cooper, Peter Frampton, Don Rickles, Robert Klein, former singers of Van Halen – David Lee Roth, Sammy Hagar, Gary Cherone, and many others.

An added bonus us runners is the addition of masseuse to the stars "Dr. Dot", who will be offering up "rubs for grub". –Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner