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June 7, 2008 8:17:01 AM PDT
ROCK AND RUN BENEFIT, NEW CPR GUIDELINES and FATHERS DAY GIFTS-----ROCK AND RUN BENEFIT-----

The second annual memorial Sloan-Kettering Rock and Run on the River is tomorrow.

Joining us this morning with what you'll find at the event and the support available for cancer victims are cancer survivors Katrin Sosnick and Meg Berte.

Tell us about the Memorial Sloan Kettering Rock and Run on the River?
To support survivors and their families cope with life beyond cancer, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has established the Cancer Survivorship Initiative Program to focus on psychosocial and medical issues as well as provide consultation services, education, and research programs. Tomorrow, thousands of people, will descend onto Hudson River Park's Pier 84 (12th Avenue and 44th Street) for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's 2nd Annual Rock & Run on the River. This one-day event will feature a 5k run/walk followed by a food and entertainment festival. MSNBC's Dan Abrams will host. Proceeds from the event will benefit Memorial Sloan-Kettering's Survivorship Initiative Program.

You were both treated at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Center brought you together...can you explain that?
We were strangers when Katrin was diagnosed with cancer in 2000. Katrin, then a prominent force on Wall Street, was at the height of her career and social life when she was diagnosis with Hodgkin's disease. Suddenly it seemed like life came crashing down. While undergoing an aggressive treatment protocol at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Kat was experiencing a lot both physically and emotionally. To help ease her mind and find ways to cope, she decided to speak with a patient volunteer, Meg Berté. Kat and Meg became fast friends, initially connecting over the fact they both had demanding Wall Street careers when diagnosed with cancer. Whenever Kat called Meg, Meg made herself available, never failing to offer support in those times of need. Katrin and Meg act as pillars of strength for one another, a consistent goal of the Survivorship Initiative Program.

Has your bond remained even today?
Definitely! Meg recently got married and Kat was one of her bridesmaids. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Survivorship Initiative really aims to bring people together and for those who have gone through it to help those going through it. We attribute our bond to a unique perspective on life: an understanding that the fear of a cancer survivor may lessen over time, but never fully goes away.

This is the second annual event, the first being held last year....were you guys involved last year?
Last year was amazing! Last year's inaugural event provided a wonderful opportunity to honor cancer survivors and celebrate the support we receive from our family and friends, all while raising funds for a worthy cause. MSKCC really helps patients make the transition from active treatment to life beyond cancer, and it was an inspiration to see so many people celebrating survivorship and enjoying the day's festivities. Rock & Run on the River drew over 2,000 participants last year, and we hope to double it.

For more information, go to:
www.mskcc.org/rockandrun
www.mskcc.org/livingbeyondcancer

-----NEW CPR GUIDELINES-----

New CPR guidelines that just went into effect are designed to encourage people to take action when someone has experienced cardiac arrest.

Joining us this morning is Doctor Mark Hoornstra, director of the department of emergency medicine at St. Francis hospital in Roslyn.

What are the new CPR Guidelines?
Using hand-compressions on the chest without "mouth to mouth" breathing for a person who has collapse.

What's Different?
No mouth to mouth

Why care about CPR?
Cardiac Arrest is a leading Cause of Death
Early CPR makes a difference in survival

Why is there a change in CPR?
Early CPR makes a difference
Bystanders "Step in" only 1/3 of the time
Bystanders didn't like "yuck" factor of mouth to mouth with strangers
Hands-only maybe "just as good" but is at least "almost as good"
Many people were intimidated by the sense that they might "Do something wrong" and CPR has been perceived as "too complicated" for the layperson

When do you do it?
For a witnessed collapse when you see a person become suddenly unresponsive

How do you do it?
Push hard and fast 100 times/minute 2 inches down in the center of the chest between the nipples

Who can do it?
Everyone: trained or not "You can't make dead worse..."

Any exceptions?
Drowning Victims and Children

Why does it work?... can you really injure someone is done incorrectly?
Usually Cardiac Arrest occurs suddenly and patients have oxygen in their lungs already. That left-over Oxygen can be used and is sufficient for the heart for the most important period right after collapse.

For more information, go to www.stfrancisheartcenter.com, webapp.chsli.org/calendar/calendar/bytype?id=4 or webapp.chsli.org/calendar/calendar/bytype?id=9

-----FATHER'S DAY GIFTS-----

Father's day is just around the corner and if you're still puzzled on what to get your dad this year, we have some help.

Joining us this morning with some high- tech gift ideas is Andrea Smith, technology producer for ABC news radio.

The latest in cell phones:

The enV2? by LG is perfect for dads who love listening to music, watching videos and sending text messages.
V CAST Music, V CAST Video, catch video clips from the best names in news, sports and entertainment on their phones.
QWERTY Keyboard, large keys, 2.4 in screen, 2.0 megapixel camera and camcorder. McroSD? card slot for up to 8 GB of external memory.
$129 after rebate w/2 year contract

The Samsung Glyde features a 2.8" advanced touch-screen that offers a tactile response and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that provides customers with an easy way to send text and instant messages. This multimedia device comes equipped with V CAST Music and Video. With V CAST Music, customers have access to more than 3 million songs from well-known and independent artists that can be purchased and downloaded directly over-the-air to the Glyde. Other features include a 2.0 megapixel camera with flash, microSD? card slot for up to 8 GB of external memory.
$249.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

AT&T Mobile TV on the LG VU
A touch-screen phone, one of the first two devices to support
To read review of this product, click here!
AT&T Mobile TV, AT&T's new live TV service with a 3-inch wide display.
The two channels that will be exclusive to AT&T are PIX, which screens movies from Sony Pictures, and CNN Mobile Live As a 3G phone, it also supports AT&T's other broadband offerings like AT&T Video Share and AT&T Mobile Music. Other features include a 2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, instant messaging, a HTML Web browser, and microSD memory expansion (up to 8GB).
Mobile TV charge $15 per month for 10 channels.
$299 after rebates

Movies in the House!

Apple TV
100 high-definition movies available on Apple TV.
Rent TV shows, movies from iTunes without using your computer.
View your .Mac and Flickr photos as well as Podcasts, and You Tube videos
Library titles: $2.99 standard, $3.99 high def
New titles: $3.99, $4.99
You have 30 days to start watching. Once you hit Play, you have 24 hours to finish it - or to watch it as many times as you want. Movie rentals disappear when they expire.
Apple TV boxes start at $229.
Apple.com

VUDU
Internet set-top box lets you rent purchase movies at home. Has roughly 5,000 movies available. 126 in HD.
Standard Definition rentals range from 99¢ to $3.99, HD rentals from $3.99 to $5.99, and purchased movies from $4.99 to $19.99.
TV episodes for $1.99.
$295
vudu.com

Netflix Player by Roku
Streams Netflix Watch Now titles to your TV; unlimited viewing with no additional charge beyond monthly ($8.95 or higher) Netflix fee;
PC-free movie watching; includes built-in wired and Wi-Fi networking; works with all TVs; upgradeable firmware allows for new features, interface improvements, and bug fixes.
The unit outputs HDMI, composite, component, and S-Video ports out the back.
Not many movies to begin with but library is growing. No high def right now.
$100
netflix.com

Vuzix iWear® AV920:
The iWear AV920 connects to almost any video device and delivers a virtual display equivalent to a 62-inch screen viewed from 9 feet
The AV920 from Vuzix features our best mobile experience yet; a wearable virtual 62" big screen compatible with almost any audio/video device. Ditch your small screen and watch your movies with portable DVD players or personal media players in beautiful, crystal clear high resolution 2D and 3D. The AV920 also works with your video iPod! A small built in lithium ion battery allows for 5 hours of continuous use, and the iWear's lightweight and ergonomic design ensures long use in perfect comfort. The AV920 offers the ultimate big screen experience on the go with 62" of perceived viewing space and 24-bit True color. The iWear AV920 connects to almost any video device and delivers a virtual display equivalent to a 62-inch screen viewed from 9 feet
$349.95. www.vuzix.com


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