On Thursday and Friday, Dec. 6 – 7, some of Pittsburgh’s most popular radio personalities will broadcast live from the Y108 studio to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at the 17th Annual Y108 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon. Volunteers, local patient families and local businesses will attend the event from 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.
Over the years, Y108′s loyal listeners have pledged more than $2.9 million dollars to help St Jude continue its life-saving work. You can help by listening to Y108 and calling 1-866-209-4673 during the radiothon. Donors can contribute online by clicking here. Generous Partners in Hope, who pledge at least $20 a month on a credit card, will receive a t-shirt with St. Jude artwork, along with monthly photos and stories of St. Jude patients.
Country Cares for St. Jude Kids is one of the most successful radio fundraising events in America. Since the program began in 1989, more than 200 radio stations across the country have raised more than $385 million in pledges for the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
Many country artists have given their names and time to Country Cares through recorded appeals, visits to the children at the hospital and much more. These stars include Randy Owen, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lonestar, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and more. For more information, visit www.countrycares.org.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. For more information, visit www.stjude.org.