Executing Live for 175 involves a lot of people. Besides the KISS FM staff, dozens of part-time staff and Volunteers passionately work long shifts with little to no pay to help spread the message that It Shouldn't Hurt To Be a Child. I sat down with our lead volunteer Vannessa to ask her a few questions about the event.

Why are you volunteering at Live For 175 this year?

Same as I have for the last eight years. To help bring a voice to children. To help give them the confidence to stand up for themselves and to know there are others out there wanting to help them. They are not alone!

What's your favorite part about volunteering?

Being a part of something bigger than myself. It's a chance to give back and feel like I am making a difference and maybe

What the longest you've ever worked a shift?

18 hours

What has surprised you the most about this years Live for 175?

Seeing how grown up, all these survivors are. A lot of these children that we have been a part of helping are now young adults, and it is so great seeing them become their own.

What's the largest group of riders you've checked in?

We had a soccer team that brought about 40 people with them!

What changes (if any) would you make to Live for 175.

First I want us to do something that involves traveling all over the valley. I have spoken to so many people that said they always listened and wanted to come out, but they had no reason to travel to Meridian and so they waited. My second wish is to figure out how to include people with disabilities. I have a bad back which makes me unable to ride the bikes.

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