Radio Station, Band Team Up For Event
Todd Pittenger - February 27, 2014 9:44 am
A Salina radio station is offering a unique concert experience, and at the same time helping in the fight against childhood cancer.
Salina Media Group radio station Y 93.7’s Country Cares Radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is going on Thursday and Friday of this week. All money collected will benefit the hospital, whose mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Listeners from Y.93.7 who become a “Partner in Hope”, pledging $20 a month, will receive two tickets to attend a special event with the Eli Young Band in Salina. The band will be in concert as part of the True Believers Tour with Darius Rucker and David Nail on March 8th at the Bicentennial Center.
Members of the Eli Young Band are supporters of St. Jude’s mission, and immediately agreed when approached by Salina Media Group Promotions Director Susan Trafton with the idea of the special event. Prior to the show in Salina, the band will participate in a special, intimate, listener party. Listeners will get an autographed poster, and be treated to an acoustic mini-concert.
To make a donation, and become a part of the event, call 1-800-335-5439 Thursday or Friday between the hours of 6AM and 7PM.
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.