On Thursday, February 2 and Friday, February 3, the KIX 106 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon will be held at Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center from 5 am to 7 pm each day.
The Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program began 15 years ago, after Randy Owen, lead singer of the music group ALABAMA, met St. Jude founder Danny Thomas. Since its inception, Country Cares has grown to be one of the most successful radio fund-raising events in the nation, with more than 200 radio station partners raising more than $200 million in pledges.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. No family ever pays for treatments not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. St Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. For more information, please call 1-800-822-6344 or visit www.countrycares.org or www.stjude.org.