Radio Cares Raises $1.4 Million For St. Jude


The ninth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids national radio broadcast event corralled inspirational music stations across the country and had its most successful year, raising more than $1.4 million for the kids of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This year’s top fundraising stations are WPZE in Atlanta and WPRS in Washington, D.C. Since 2008, the event has raised nearly $10 million in cash and pledges. Radio One deejays helped to share the mission and vision of St. Jude through testimonies from local patient families, updates on new research and new advances in treatment. Stations encouraged listeners to become St. Jude Partners in Hope by making a $20 monthly pledge.

“The Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids program has enabled us to leverage the power of gospel music and engage our celebrity friends to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Richard Shadyac, President and CEO for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We greatly appreciate our partnership with Radio One and its network of music stations and talents. It is a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the true spirit of giving while raising funds and awareness to help find cures for children fighting cancer, sickle cell, and other life-threatening diseases.”


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