My Favorite Charity

Today is the beginning of our annual (35th Annual, in fact) Radiothon for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. My station has been doing this since before there was a concerted effort across Country Music Radio, but we've gladly been a part of Country Cares since then.

To join us in helping the kids, doctors, nurses, families and friends of St. Jude, just click that Country Cares banner to make your donation securely online. Or, you can call 1(800)787-5288 to do it over the phone. Let me tell you just a few reasons why you should.

  • No patient or family is ever refused care at St. Jude because of their inability to pay. This, in spite of the fact that treatment for one patient routinely costs tens of thousands of dollars per month, and is often not covered even by the best insurance policies.
  • St. Jude's current operating cost is more than $2 Million per day, and rising.
  • These higher costs are in large part due to drug costs which have skyrocketed for the hospital over the last decade from $3-5 million/year to more than $50 million in 2014.
  • Survival rates for childhood cancers are falling constantly thanks to the treatments and research of St. Jude, which is shared freely and openly with hospitals AROUND the globe.

In 1962, childhood cancer survival rates were at 20% overall. This is the progress St. Jude has made in the last 50 years. Help us bridge that last 20% in the next 50.

Danny Thomas, St. Jude's founder, famously said,

No Child Should have to die in the dawn of life.

And every day, the people behind St. Jude Children's Research Hospital work to make that a reality. Help us today, by making a donation. Become a Partner in Hope with a commitment of just $20/month. Save a life, BE St. Jude today.