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B105 Kicks Off Day One of St. Jude Radiothon to Help Kids Battling Cancer

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: February 21, 2020 04:30 PM

Duluth radio station B-105 kicked off the first day of their annual St. Jude Radiothon fundraising effort Thursday morning.

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The station is sharing heartfelt stories from families with children battling cancer. They are also giving away concert tickets and raffle gifts. They're encouraging as many people as possible to donate to the St. Jude Children's Research Center.

It's the radio station's 19th year helping the cause. They've raised over $1 million for St. Jude since starting the radiothon. It's a cause B-105 says many people connect with.

"Whether you have kids or you mentor somebody, everybody is touched by little kids. They make the world go round. Everybody loves them and so I think everybody can connect with this and who doesn't want to raise money for kids that are sick?!" said Lauren Wells, a B-105 radio host.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, they've raised $8,000.

From 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday folks can call the station at 800-303-1135 to donate.

People can also sign up to become a 'Partner in Hope' by donating $20 a month to help kids at St. Jude fight cancer.

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Alejandra Palacios

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