I am constantly inspired by the amazing support and commitment of people across the country for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Because of your generosity St. Jude can continue its lifesaving mission. And because of your support, families will never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Many parents have told me that being able to completely focus and care for their children — and not worry about how the medical bills will be paid — is such a comfort and blessing during a very difficult and scary time.
That’s why this time of year, our wonderful partners in the radio industry are holding radiothons across the country to ask for your help by becoming St. Jude Partners In Hope.
Many of these stations have supported St. Jude for more than 25 years, and they bring a passion for our mission that is truly amazing. Media groups like Radio One, iHeart Media and Univision provide extraordinary support by leveraging their network of stations to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude among their listeners. We cannot thank them enough for devoting their time and talent to help the kids of St. Jude.
I also can’t thank you enough, if you were one of the thousands of people who have donated to St. Jude during a radiothon or other fundraising event, big and small, throughout the country. Just during this past month, actor and St. Jude friend, Patrick Warburton hosted his annual weekend of golf and entertainment, raising a record-breaking $1.7 million. Dinners and events were held from Boston to Dallas, and college students stayed Up ‘til Dawn in almost 20 cities — all to support St. Jude.
And what a difference this support makes — groundbreaking research discoveries in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases, exceptional care to meet the needs of our patients and their families and the sharing of the work of St. Jude with the world to help children in communities everywhere.
Thanks to caring people like you, St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.