Mac and Gaydos take raw eggs on the head for Crack Cancer challenge
PHOENIX – Mac Watson and Larry Gaydos of KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Mac & Gaydos show have egg on their face – well, actually, on their heads.
But it’s for a good cause.
After being called out by Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, the radio hosts took part in the Crack Cancer challenge on Tuesday.
The viral challenge was started as part of Brain Cancer Awareness month by the Willie Strong Foundation, which raises funds to find treatments for pediatric brain cancer.
The challenge is similar to the wildly successful Ice Bucket Challenge that raised money and awareness to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease.
But instead of getting doused with ice water, participants have an egg cracked on their heads.
They then post video of the mess-making to social media, with the #CrackCancer hashtag, and challenge somebody else to take part.
After getting yolked, Mac and Gaydos called out Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald, Burns and Gambo of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station and U.S. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally.
Sinema accepted the challenge on Wednesday.
— Kyrsten Sinema (@kyrstensinema) May 22, 2019
On Monday, Ducey was joined in the governor’s office by the families of two young children who died from brain cancer. He took two eggs on the noggin and promoted crackcancer.com.
In addition to the KTAR News personalities, the governor challenged Arizona Diamondbacks President Derrick Hall, KISS FM’s Johnjay and Rich and “The View” co-host Meghan McCain.
Grateful to be joined by two very special families, the Dohertys and Hurtados, to complete the #CrackCancer challenge. You can get involved and donate at https://t.co/pWU8fPvwfj Now I’m challenging @DHallDbacks @MacandGaydos @johnjayandrich @MeghanMcCain @mostbestdays pic.twitter.com/21ojzy1ZSD
— Doug Ducey (@dougducey) May 20, 2019
McCain replied, saying she would post a video soon.
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 20, 2019
The governor also tagged Hope Through Hollis, a nonprofit group that raises money for brain cancer research. It was named for Hollis Doherty, whose family took part in the challenge with Ducey.
Ducey had been challenged by Cardinals President Michael Bidwill.