Lots of fun was had late nights with some of the biggest hearted - craziest people I know! The last few days most importantly were all about celebrating St. Jude Children's Research Hospital a place that we are all so passionate about!
900 people from country radio all over the country attended. It’s not something our stations make us support ...it’s because we all believe in the mission of St. Jude. No child should die in the dawn of life! The hospital is a beacon of hope ...the history behind how it came to be is a miracle all its own. In just a short period of time this hospital has raised the survival rate of childhood cancer from 20 to 80% ...we will be the generation to see them close in on 90 with continued support!
Sometimes I personally struggle with purpose in life ... I am however a firm believer in whatever you do in life you must always give back to those who need more than you. A few years back I made a big career move. KIX was already involved with St. Jude, but getting the introduction from this job has been life changing. No matter where this career ride takes me the most important thing is it has given me some purpose through the support of something so amazing.
Thank you all for your continued support of this passion!
Come February we will host our 11th Annual St. Jude Country Cares For Kids Radiothon and I can't wait to tell you about all of the new things I saw and learned about the hospital. Hearing directly from the patients is always the most moving. This year we were able to hear from a few of the older patients which was great. Cleveland Brown Football Player Shon Coleman was there to talk about his time at the hospital which started when he was 17... also a few young ladies now 16, 18, and 20. Addie Paige Pratt who got through a lot of her treatment with music... in fact she's quite the musician herself and shared a song with us that she wrote while she was in the hospital. Check out "I Hold On"... this young lady has serious pipes!