Radiothon Nets Over $105,000 for St. Jude
Written by Andrew-Rossi on April 9, 2018
St. Jude Children’s Research hospital received a huge boost from the residents of northern Wyoming last week.
Thanks to the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon put on by the Big Horn Radio Network and its sister stations in northeastern Wyoming, over $105,000 was raised for the research hospital that will help to advance cures and means of prevention for catastrophic diseases.
Wednesday night’s celebrity dinner raised almost $6500 – the most ever for that annual fundraising event in the over ten years since it began. And over the next two days, pledges came in to KZMQ-FM that brought the total to over $105,000.
Big Horn Radio Network Operations Manager Wes McShay says he was thrilled to be a part of the event.
Over the last eleven years, the Wyoming radio stations owned by Legend Communications have raised over a million dollars to help support the research hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee.
Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% in 1962 to more than 80% today – and unlike any other hospital, the majority of the funding for St. Jude comes from individual contributions. And thanks to those generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude.