While saying "Thank You" doesn't seem like enough, it is, at least I hope, a start. Our St. Jude Country Cares Radiothon last week was a huge success! Over $114,00 was raised for a hospital that is not only keeping kids alive, but through their research is helping to keep adults alive too by finding cures for cancer.

Everyone who contributed in some way should feel good about their part in last week's St. Jude Radiothon. And with that in mind, I would lake to say "Thank You" again to:

Every Person Who Became a Partner in Hope

Your monthly $20 contribution is the backbone of St. Jude fundraising. It is people like you that are helping to keep hope alive for thousands of kids who are currently battling cancer. It also allows the hospital to continue their research and complete their mission that no child should ever have to die in the dawn of life.

Our Volunteers

Without your help and the giving of your time, we would not be able to host our St. Jude Radiothon each year. I hope that all of you, and all of our Partners in Hope will be able to join us at Dry Hills Distillery in Four Corners on Friday (Feb 24th) from 5:30p - 7:30p so that we can thank you again in person. Remember, first drink is on the house!

Our Sponsors

Most of whom became Partners in Hope and also took a shift on the phones to take calls. I love the fact that the majority of our sponsors are with us every year for the St. Jude Radiothon, and we can't wait to have you back next year!  Yes, you are invited to the party this Friday at Dry Hills Distillery, too!

The XL Country Staff:

Amy's energy, passion, and heart is the driving force of the on-air portion of our radiothon. It's what makes it possible for us to stay on the air for 12hrs each day without collapsing.

Jesse James went under the needle to receive a St. Jude tattoo and shaved his head, all because he truly cares about the kids and the work they're doing in Memphis. It's that kind of commitment and dedication that shows the listeners that we never ask you to do something that one of us is not willing to do first.

One of the reasons our radiothon was so successful this year was our digital presence, and we have Erin Schattauer to thank for that. Yes, Amy and I were on the air for 12hrs each day, but Erin was also there for us behind the scenes, posting our digital content to help reach even more people. Nearly 10% of the money raised this year came through people signing up to be Partners in Hope on our website. That is an incredible amount and it is what enabled us to surpass last year's total.

I would also like to give a special thanks to Ann on our XL sales staff who helped behind the scenes to keep us fed and watered, and also Maggie who set up our radiothon kickoff at Bar IX and this Friday's "Thanks You Party" at Dry Hills Distillery.

Finally, I would just like to say: Isn't it amazing what you can accomplish when everyone is on the same page, swimming in the same direction, working towards the same goal, to make the world a better place.

Thank you again, XL Nation! And we look forward to seeing you at Dry Hills Distillery in Four Corners (106 Village Center Lane in Four Corners) this Friday from 5:30p - 7:30p.