Monday, June 26, 2017

The Work of Megan McNeil

Megan McNeil screen grab

One morning late September, we had lined up a satellite media tour for Megan with 18 outlets standing by to interview her live on air. She did the first couple, but she wasn’t her usual effervescent self.

I didn’t think too much about it because, truthfully, I wasn’t either. It was, after all, 4:45 in the morning.

Megan said, “you know, some days I wake up and I just don’t feel like telling my story…but today…probably shouldn’t be one of them.”

And she was back, hitting each of her message points, the consumate professional and tireless campaigner for childhood cancer awareness.

Among many other honours and achievements, Megan’s story was selected as one of the best of the year by Canada AM and CBC’s Connect with Mark Kelley named her The Most Inspirational Person of the Year.Not bad for a 20 year old.

Here then is a small sampling of Megan’s efforts to promote the cause of childhood cancer and her two select charities, BCCCPA and The James Fund.

A select sampling of public and press hits for Megan McNeil, her campaign and The Will to Survive.

Media outlets who have honoured Megan for her message of hope and the sadness of her passing¬† include Canada AM, CBC’s Connect, Global National, Global BC, CKNW, Ottawa Citizen, Calgary Herald, and many, many more.Select clips from her legacy and campaign are below:

  • Canada AM selected segment on Megan McNeil as one of the best stories of the year, December 27
  • Canada Am – CTV, November 18, 7:40am
  • Kevin & Taylor in the Morning, The Fish, Atlanta, November 15
  • Young Entrepreneurs of Victoria, keynote Speaker for Gala, October 16
  • THE JEFF YOUNG SHOW, Dial Global Radio Network, September 29
  • GET CONNECTED WITH CONN JACKSON, Syndicated, September 29
  • THE MORNING BLEND, KTOE-AM, Minnesota, September 29
  • RUDE AWAKENING, WOCM-FM, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, September 29
  • STAND FOR CHILDREN, KKUP-AM, San Francisco, San Jose, September 29
  • MORNING SHOW, WATD-FM, Boston, September 29
  • NEWS FEATURE, WALR-FM, Atlanta, September 29
  • AM ARIZONA, KAZT-IND, Phoenix, September 29
  • HEALTH REPORT, KAO, Denver SEPT 29
  • 9 NEWS DAYBREAK, KUSA-NBC, Denver, September 29
  • FOX 45 MORNING NEWS, WBFF-FOX, September 29
  • FOX NEWS FIRST, KABB-FOX, San Antonio, September 29
  • VEGAS MORNING BLEND, KTNV-ABC (Las Vegas, NV)
  • THE MORNING SHOW, WJXT-IND, Jacksonville, FL., September 29
  • FOX 4 MORNING BLEND, WFTX-FOX (Ft. Myers, FL) September 29
  • LIVING IN THE HEART OF VIRGINIA, WSET-ABC, Roanoke, September 29
  • YOUR HOUR, KCTU-ION, Wichita, September 29
  • VALLEY HAPPENINGS, Huntsville, Al, September 29
  • Megan Headlined the Music Therapy Ride with Chantal Kreviazuk, covered by Global, CTV, CBC, Vancouver Sun, etc., September 18
  • The National “Battling Childhood Cancer” – September 6, 2010
  • Canada.com “Singer Strives to help Fight Cancer” — August 19, 2010 — by Corrie Peters.
  • The Toronto Sun “Cancer Patient’s Song of Inspiration” — August 12, 2010 — by Sharon Lem.
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