Univision radiothon encourages listeners across the country to support St. Jude

Joshua and Eddie

During the 2008 Promesa y Esperanza national radiothon, Eddie "Piolin"
Sotel and St. Jude patient Joshua Morales asked listeners in Los Angeles
to call in their support for the children of St. Jude.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has once again joined forces with Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the United States, in its annual radiothon to help St. Jude find cures and save children. 

During the radiothon Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope), taking place February 5 and 6, listeners can pledge their donations by calling 1-800-998-VIDA (8432) or by visiting www.promesayesperanza.org. The event will be broadcast to more than 15 markets around the country, including Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; and Puerto Rico. 
Through Univision Radio’s support, the Hispanic community will learn about the St. Jude mission and have the opportunity to help save the lives of children by becoming Angeles de Esperanza (Partners in Hope) by donating $20 each month. These generous donations help St. Jude keep its promise that no child is ever denied treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.

“The dedication of Univision Radio and generosity of its listeners will give hope to St. Jude patients and their families as they fight cancer and other deadly diseases,” said David L. McKee, interim CEO and chief operating officer of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude.

“We are honored to once again partner with St. Jude to bring hope to patients and their families through the Promesa y Esperanza radiothon,” said Gary Stone, president and chief operating officer, Univision Radio.  “The response from our listeners and employees—our Univision family—has been inspiring and speaks to our commitment to contributing to St. Jude’s mission of helping save children’s lives.”


February 2009

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