Why Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital?
Every year at this time we join other Country radio stations all over the country to help promote and raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. While local hospitals are vital to the health of children in every community, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a unique mission—to generate the knowledge that will save the lives of hundreds of thousands of children who are diagnosed with cancer and other deadly diseases.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital treats all their patients free of charge, and they share freely their cancer research and discoveries with hospitals and doctors all over the world. They are working hard to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent by 2020.
Some St. Jude Facts:
- 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research & treatment at St. Jude.
- In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of childhood cancer, was 4 percent. Today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent, thanks to the research and protocols developed at St. Jude.
- Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to more than 80 percent today.
All segments of the country music industry—artists, record labels, managers, songwriters, and radio stations team up once a year to help support this research hospital that truly cares for kids. Stars like Randy Owen, Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, and many others lend their name and time to this endeavor.
You can help, too, by becoming a Partner in Hope for only $20 a month.