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McPherson Festival

Two-Day Childhood Cancer Radiothon Underway

Todd Pittenger - February 18, 2016 6:00 am


Two radio stations have started a two-day effort to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Alpha Media Salina / Manhattan radio stations Y 93.7 and Sunny 102.5 are hosting a two-day radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

All money collected during the radiothon will go to St. Jude, whose mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world leader in developing new, improved treatments for children with cancer. They create more clinical trials for cancer than any other children’s hospital. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened in 1962.

The local effort is supported by among other organizations Salina Regional Health Center, the Tammy Walker Cancer Center, the Bank of Tescott, SAPP Brothers, Weisbender Homes in Manhattan, and the Animal Dr. in Junction City.


To Make a Donation: 1-800-330-9727

St. Jude Online

City of Salina