Two Salina radio stations are into their second and final day of a two-day effort to help in the fight against childhood cancer. Meridian Media radio stations Y 93.7 and FM 104.9 are hosting a two-day radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The effort began at 6:00 Thursday morning. By the time the first day concluded, nearly $34,000 was donated by listeners across Kansas.
Both radio stations are broadcasting continuously, from 6 AM till 7 PM. Multiple volunteers are helping in the effort, staffing a phone bank and taking calls.
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.
To Make a Donation: 1-800-330-9727
Photo: There are a few things you should know about 9-year-old Ryder, from Kansas. He loves his dog, he wore suits to his proton therapy appointments at St. Jude, and he believes it’s his mission to support St. Jude.