HOTLINE: Friday, Oct. 12

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Bras for a Cause
MIX 96.9 will be at Tempe Marketplace where they will create a "wall" of bras that will be raised 100 feet over the 202 Freeway -- this is two times higher than last year. The purpose of the event is to bring awareness around the importance of early detection of breast cancer. MIX 96.9's Morning Show Host, Mathew Blades, will be "bra"-casting live onsite from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. EVDI Medical Imaging will also be onsite to provide 96 mammograms to those who haven't taken the first step in early detection. In order to create a "wall" of bras, MIX 96.9 will be collecting new or gently used bras at all Valley TruWest Credit Unions and Z'Tejas Restaurants, as well as Larry Miller Volkswagen, who will be donating $1 for every bra to pay for the additional mammograms from EVDI Medical Imaging. The full list of bra drop off locations is available on the station's website at After the "wall" of bras is raised, all bras will be donated to the women at the Sojourner Center, one of the nation's largest domestic violence shelters, with 224 shelter beds and 32 transitional apartments. Each year, Sojourner Center provides safety and support for nearly 3,000 women and children.

Arizona Clay Associated Presents the 21st Annual Empty Bowls Event
In honor of World Food Day on Oct. 16, the Arizona Clay Association is presenting the 21st annual Empty Bowls event to raise money for Waste Not, an agency that feeds the Valley's hungry men, women and children. For a minimum $12 donation, patrons select their own unique, handcrafted ceramic bowl from thousands of beautiful bowls made by friends and members of Arizona Clay Association from clay donated by Marjon Ceramics. The bowl is then filled with a lunch donated by Sam's Café. Patrons keep the commemorative bowl as a reminder that someone else's bowl is always empty. A boutique will feature many one-of-a-kind pieces of ceramic art for sale in addition to the regular $12 bowls. Friday, Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., at Arizona Center, 400 E. Van Buren St.

Proceeds from the event benefit Waste Not, a nonprofit organization that collects more than 2 million pounds of excess perishable food annually from restaurants, resorts, caterers and various food purveyors and delivers it to more than 100 recipient agencies including shelters, senior programs, transition homes, daycare centers and after school programs. Over the past twenty years, this Empty Bowls event has raised $500,000 for Waste Not. Arizona Clay, which has more than 200 ceramic artists as members, is the organizer of the Arizona Center event. Their members conduct year-round bowl-making sessions with students, friends and community groups in an effort to provide the 4,000 clay bowls needed for this event. For more information, visit www.wastenotaz./org.

Arizona State Fair
The Arizona State Fair opens today. Admission: Adult $10; Child (ages 5-13) $5; Senior (ages 55+) $5; children under 5 FREE. Opening Times: Tuesday-Friday, noon; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.