When kids grow up, they HOPE to get a new Barbie Doll for their birthday. They HOPE to get good grades in school. They HOPE to be able to see the new Disney movie. However, for some, they HOPE to survive.
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital has been providing hope for families. Each day, they are finding cures for cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treament. Research findings at St. Jude are shared freely with doctors and scientists all over the world. In fact, they are used in Kentucky at the UK Children's Hospital in Lexington, and many other hospitals. It is the research that keeps on giving.
St. Jude has developed protocols that have helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80 percent today. That is one statistic that can give anyone HOPE.
Many country artists have given their names and time to Country Cares through recorded appeals, visits to the children at the hospital, and much more. These stars include Randy Owen, Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Lady Antebellum.
Be sure to help give families hope by becoming a St. Jude Partner in Hope! Donate with your credit/debit card by phone at 1-800-201-8883 or online here: http://www.stjude.org/radio/wfky. No donation is too little or too big.