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JJ: Walking In Memphis

One of the things I’m most proud of about working Froggy for is all of the work we do to benefit the kids at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The hospital was founded by Danny Thomas in 1962 and they’ve done some amazing work to fight the battle against childhood cancer. They’re internationally known for all their pioneering and cutting edge research and treatment of kids with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.
I think my favorite part about the hospital is that no family pays for anything at St. Jude. Ever. Not for food. Not for lodging. Not for medicines or tests, treatments or surgeries. Not a nickel. They’ve done some truly amazing work there and the discoveries they’ve made in research and treatment has benefited not only St Jude patients, but patients all over the world.
Froggy 103.7 is part of Country Cares for Kids. We, along with hundreds of other stations across the United States, take part in fundraisers with 100% of the proceeds going to St. Jude. Our Radiothon last September was a record for us as we raised over $81,000 for the kids at St. Jude. That’s a huge number. Everyone involved was incredibly proud of the total raised. The Dream Home is underway again, I have another walkathon coming up in Stewart County, TN next month that I’m excited to take part in and I’m also a Partner-In-Hope due to my personal monthly donations to the hospital.
This weekend, I’m headed (along with Windy Waters and Eddy Van Scalen) to St. Jude in Memphis for what looks to be an exciting and memorable weekend. I’ll get to tour the facility for the first time (which I’m really excited about) and attend several seminars that will help me better serve the kids and folks that work so hard to fight childhood cancer. In addition, we’ll have a casino night along with a songwriters event, both attended by a surprise list of country music stars that also support St. Jude. We have some cool items to get signed that we’ll give away during our next radiothon. All in all, it’s gonna be a GREAT weekend. I can’t wait!!
Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a nice weekend. To find out more about the hospital, check out stjude.org. I’ll see if I can get some cool pictures and post them for everyone to see when I get back

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Locations : Memphis
People : Danny ThomasEddy Van ScalenWindy Waters

01/17/2013 12:46PM
JJ: Walking In Memphis
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