The Treasure Valley is coming through for Children fighting cancer in a big way. Thank you, thank you, thank you. While I have worked along side stations that have broadcast a St. Jude radiothon, this is my first time doing one from the DJ booth. It is hard to describe how moving it has been. I have learned so much and I have so much gratitude for St. Jude, their incredible work and the donors like you who make it possible.

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Did you know that St. Jude shares all of their research with all hospitals for free? St. Luke’s included! There are St. Jude patients that live in the Boise area and because of BOTH St. Jude and St. Luke’s, these kids survived what seemed like un-survivable situations and are recovering and LIVING. We will always need and support hospitals like St. Luke’s and St. Al’s because if/when your child breaks a bone or needs something like an appendix removed, St. Luke’s is there to help us. But when there’s something super scary like cancer, sickle cell anemia, a brain tumor… that’s where St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital steps in.

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When St. Jude opened in 1962, the childhood cancer survival rate for the most common type of pediatric cancer was 4%. Today, thanks to the research and your donations, kids diagnosed with that same cancer have a 94% chance at survival. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for treatment, travel, housing or food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. This is astounding to me and so important. What makes it even more incredible is that St. Jude is almost entirely funded by your donations.

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