St. Jude Radiothon begins today with B105

WDIO
Updated: February 11, 2021 05:31 AM
Created: February 10, 2021 06:06 PM

It's that time of year again, for the annual St. Jude Radiothon with B105.

It's the 20th year B105 has hosted the fundraiser over the airwaves. And after the year we've had, the radio crew says they're more determined than ever to give back.

"We want to give back," says Lauren Wells, DJ for B105. "And most of the staff here have actually gone to St. Jude Research Hospital, seen it in the flesh, meet some patients, hear the stories. Once you even see the kids and hear how amazing the families are, it's hard not to be passionate about it."

In 2019, over $80,000 was raised. They hope to rally the community to expand on that generosity.

"Basically what you do is you become what's called "A Partner in Hope,"" says Wells. "It's $19 a month, it comes right out of your bank account. And then it goes to children at St. Jude Research Hospital. It's just honestly that easy, it comes out of your bank account every month. All you have to do is, like I said, visit B105Country.com."

The annual radiothon runs today and Friday, February 11 and 12. All you have to do is listen to B105 for all the details, or you can donate on B105's website.

"St. Jude Research Hospital is an amazing place. It's located in Memphis, Tennessee, and it's for kids battling huge life-threatening diseases, especially cancer. And what's amazing about it is they never get a bill -- because, obviously, if your child has cancer you shouldn't be worried about how you're going to pay for it. St. Jude's covers travel, lodging, they never get a bill for any treatment. Their doctors are amazing, their technology is cutting edge. Any donations go towards saving kids' lives, which is amazing."

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