If you’ve been spending time reading my blog posts, you’ve come to notice that I enjoy fun, upbeat stories with a touch of my own sarcasm. This is not one of those posts. This is serious, and as I sit here typing this out, I can already feel the lump in my throat and the tears welling up in my eyes.
This Friday, May 11th, we will host the WFXD Extreme Country SIR Credit Union St. Jude Children’s Hospital 2012 Radio-thon beginning at 6am until 6pm.
You may be wondering why I have tears in my eyes. As the mother of a healthy, amazing, riotous almost 3 year old, it breaks my heart to imagine a child suffering through an illness. One that may potentially not have a known cure, but on the bright side of things, an illness that may have a cure rooted from the research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. If you are not familiar with all that St. Jude’s does, I invite you to buzz through this list of facts. Just click HERE!
Last year, YOU, our listeners, helped us raise well over $4,000. That means YOU helped provide 106 platelet counts, 89 chest x-rays, 78 spinal taps, 14 days of oxygen, 12 days of chemotherapy for a leukemia patient, and 9 days of out-patient treatment. Wow!
This year, join us again, for 67¢ a day, $20 a month, you can become a Partner In Hope. Because of your generosity, no family ever pays for the life-saving, ground breaking treatment, their child is receiving. Because of your generosity, You can make a difference in the cancer therapies and research happening that will help save a child’s life.
Please, join us on Friday, May 11th. Or, you can donate by clicking and visiting the St. Jude Website.