Just over a year ago, before the pandemic halted travel, I was given an opportunity to travel to Memphis, Tennessee to visit and learn about the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

To say it was a life changing experience would be correct. It was a weekend of learning about the hospital, the staff, and all the amazing things that St. Jude does to help kids with cancer illnesses.

When you enter the lobby of the hospital, I can tell you it does not look anything like a typical hospital. It's designed that way. When a child and their parents who are already stressed beyond belief first enter, the last thing they want to see is a scary looking hospital. St. Jude's lobby and welcoming center is warm and inviting.

And that is just the beginning of the amazing care and compassion that you would experience at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. I came away from that weekend in awe of all that St. Jude does for kids with cancer, along with their parents.

The really awesome thing about St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital is, the family never receives a bill. Can I repeat that? The family never receives a bill. They even set up the family with accommodations while their child is at the hospital.

Our sister radio station, 98.1 The Hawk, airs a yearly Country Cares St. Jude Radiothon. This year it's today (Thursday February 4th) and Friday February 5th.

So, can we count on you to become a Partner in Hope? Just what is that? Well, for just 19 dollars a month, you can help a child with cancer. St. Jude depends on donations from good people like you to ensure that they can continue to help kids with cancer and continue with research to battle cancer.

Become a Partner in Hope. for just 19 dollars a month. You'll receive a "We Won't Stop" T-shirt for becoming a Partner in Hope with St. Jude.

Donate now by calling 1-800-372-4299, text the word 'HAWK' to 626262 or donate online at www.stjude.org/radio/whwk. And listen to 98.1 The Hawk's St. Jude radio thon today and Friday from 6am to 6pm to learn more.

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