KSLX-FM's Mark Mayfield and Sleep America host 7th Annual Get In Bed With Mark food drive to benefit St. Mary's Food Bank

Three-day Radio-thon Kicks off Wednesday April 17 on KSLX 100.7 FM; Bed Race on March 19 Caps Event to Raise Awareness of Arizona’s Hungry

One of the Valley’s best-known radio personalities, KSLX (100.7 FM)’s morning man Mark Mayfield is preparing to climb back into his Sleep America bed for the Seventh Annual “Get in Bed with Mark” Food Drive, presented by Sleep America, to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

Over the first six years, KSLX and Sleep America have raised more than 770,000 meals for the hungry of Arizona, with the 2012 drive collecting a record 171,000 meals.

Mayfield will begin his three-day live marathon at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, April 17 at Sleep America location at 20th Street and Camelback (1949 E. Camelback Rd., Suite 162) which will serve at the flagship location for the entire food drive. He will literally get into a Sleep America bed aboard a flat-bed truck outside the store, asking Valley listeners to contribute both non-perishable food items and cash donations to St. Mary’s while interviewing local celebrities, and even hosting live music performances.

For the second straight year, the food drive will expand to several Albertsons locations around the Valley, with different locations serving as satellite drive sites for food and cash donations. The following Albertsons markets will serve as collection sites for each day of the drive:

Day 1: 16750 West Bell Road, Surprise (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)

4060 West Ray Road, Chandler (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

5040 West Cactus Road. Glendale (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

21001 North Tatum Boulevard. Phoenix (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

 

Day 2: 750 East Guadalupe Road, Tempe (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)

2785 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

441 N. Val Vista Drive, Mesa (3 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

10665 North Tatum Boulevard, Phoenix (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.)

 

Day 3: 8240 West Deer Valley Road. Peoria (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)

4747 East Greenway Road, Phoenix (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

The drive will culminate on Friday, April 19 with a special appearance by Alice Cooper and the third annual Sleep America Great Bed Race to benefit the Food Bank outside the 20th Street and Camelback location. At the end of the drive, Sleep America President and Spokesperson Debbie Gaby will raffle off the queen size Kingsdown bed which will have served as Mayfield’s home for three days and more than 50 hours of radio.

For more information on the “Get in Bed with Mark” food drive, visit www.kslx.com or www.firstfoodbank.org.

 

KSLX, Sleep America Raise 171,000 Meals During 6th Annual “Get in Bed with Mark” Food Drive

They did it again! The Sixth Annual KSLX/Sleep America “Get in Bed with Mark” Food Drive was another huge success, with a record 171,000 meals collected for the hungry of Arizona from March 21-23.

KSLX’s Mark Mayfield cuddled up in a comfortable Sleep America bed for three days, collecting food and funds from listeners who visited him near Paradise Valley Mall and eight different Albertsons Food Stores around the Valley. Once again, Classic Rock listeners didn’t disappoint, pushing the total number of meals collected during the last six years to more than 700,000.

From those who came to drop some loose change in the bins to those who donated large amounts to help feed the one in four children affected by hunger in our state, we thank you on behalf of those in need. We heard several stories of those who have turned to the food bank in their time of need and are now in position to help others and are inspired by your perseverance.

Thank you to all the folks at KSLX, Debbie Gaby and her fabulous crew at Sleep America, our friends at Albertsons and a special thank you to Alice Cooper for donating his time and efforts to the drive.

Two More Days to “Get in Bed with Mark” and Help Fight Hunger in your Community

We’re off to a good start in the Sleep America/KSLX Sixth Annual “Get in Bed With Mark” Food Drive to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance.

To everyone who donated food and funds during Day 1 of the drive, we thank you for helping in the fight against hunger. There is still plenty of time to help, Mark will be at the Sleep America store today near Paradise Valley Mall (4320E. Cactus Road) and tomorrow and rock legend Alice Cooper will be in hand Friday, along with the Suns Gorilla, Suns Dancers and participants in the second annual Sleep America Bed Race.

Get into bed with Mark … and help the Food Bank with donations of non-perishable foods. Or feed seven people with every dollar donated. The time is NOW.

It’s Almost Time to “Get in Bed With Mark” And Feed Arizona’s Hungry

VIDEO: Food Drive Shopping with Jim and Mark

The sixth annual KSLX, Sleep America “Get in Bed with Mark”  Food Drive begins on Wednesday, March 23. The drive collected $20,000 and 20,000 pounds of food in 2011 and has collected more than 400,000 meals over the years. This year the plans are to go even higher and set records over the three-day event. Please make plans to join Mark, Alice Cooper and a long list of local celebrities who annually stop by offering their support and encouragement.

The event will cap with the second annual Sleep America/KSLX bed race on Friday, Mar. 23 @ the Sleep America Paradise Valley location. There are still spots left for teams to join in the fun and compete for trophies and other prizes. The entry fee is $300, which will allow the food bank to distribute more than 2,000 meals to the hungry. You can use one of the racing beds in site or build one yourself! For more information, call Jerry Brown at 602-343-3160.