Opportunity Detroit: Winter Blast Kicks Off Tonight!

Opportunity Detroit - Quicken Loans Zing Blog Are you looking for something to do this weekend? If so, you’re in luck because Winter Blast has officially kicked off in the D! While you’re in the car heading to Campus Martius Park to take in all the action, be sure to tune in to the Opportunity Detroit radio show. Join Paul W. Smith (WJR) and Stephen Luigi Piazza (Quicken Loans) on WJR-760 AM to find out about all the great things happening in Detroit. Here’s a rundown of tonight’s show:

Who’s ready to run a mile in their underwear … for a great cause? If that sounds like something you’re interested in, you’ll want to listen to John Marcicky, Quicken Loans/Rock Venture community relations manager and race director for Cupid’s Undie Run in Detroit. Cupid’s Undie Run made its debut in Detroit last year and raised more than $130,000 toward a cure for neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow along various types of nerves and affects nearly one in every 3,000 births in the U.S. This year’s 1-mile run is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, at the Fillmore. Registration is $50 and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Learn about the Congregation of Every 1, a group dedicated to helping those in need. Congregation of Every 1 is a group of people seeking a sense of community and a more efficient and direct way of helping others. Last month, the group collected and distributed more than 400 blankets and sleeping bags to people around Detroit. This month, they’re collecting toiletries for women and children, along with diapers, towels, linens and clothing. Jeff Hocking, the founder and director of the Congregation of Every 1, will be on the show to discuss their efforts. Are you interested in donating to a worthy cause? Jeff will have all the details, along with much more!

Meet Michael Soviak, a local graduate and the co-founder and president of Revolution Flag Group. Michael graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy and co-founded the company with his mother in the summer of 2009. Revolution Flag Group is a full-service flag maintenance and flagpole company servicing all of southeast Michigan. They offer flag maintenance programs where their trained crews will install flags and maintain flags for a one-time flat rate for a year of service. The company has even entered into a private partnership with the City of Detroit to repair and install American flags on the flagpoles in Hart Plaza. The project is slated to be completed by May 2014, with a flag-raising ceremony.

Looking to live a healthier lifestyle? Adam Leeb, the founder of SunDaily, has just what you need. SunDaily is a research-based nutritional supplement manufacturer committed to producing the highest quality products using the most effective, bio-available ingredients, such as vitamin D3. SunDaily creates custom formulations that are tailored to modern diets and reflect the latest data from scholarly research. All of SunDaily’s products and packaging are proudly made in the U.S. The company is part of the Bizdom accelerator program. To learn more, visit SunDailyHealth.com.

Be sure to tune in tonight, February 7, at 7 p.m. ET for all that and much more!

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