17th Annual WMDT-47/CAT COUNTRY
Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon
March 5th and 6th, 2015

Presented by Above & Beyond Services
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2015 marks the 17th Annual CAT COUNTRY Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon, as well as the 27th year of the Country Cares program. With $47,208 in 2014, together we have raised $705,477 for the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

In the 26 years since Randy Owen of Alabama first challenged country radio stations to raise money for St. Jude -- thus forming the Country Cares program -- radio stations nationwide have raised more than $500 million dollars.

Currently, it takes more than $1.9 million dollars per day to operate St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital -- and that’s why we need YOUR help, more than ever!

By becoming a Partner in Hope, you can help a child like Aidan, who was found to suffer from pilocytic astrocytoma in December 2010. In early 2010, Aidan seemed to stop developing as quickly as his siblings. His parents had difficulty understanding him and his balance was off. That June, Aidan was found to suffer from neurofibromatosis, a disorder that causes tumors to grow on the nerves.

Aidan’s parents barely had time to process that news when, six months later, scans revealed a tumor growing in Aidan’s right optic nerve. He was immediately sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where further tests revealed a second tumor in Aidan’s left optic nerve. The tumors were identified as pilocytic astrocytomas.

At St. Jude, Aidan underwent chemotherapy for 18 months. Because of the location of the tumors, they are inoperable. Doctors know they will begin to grow eventually, and when they do, Aidan will again undergo chemotherapy. “His cancer will never go into remission,” said Aidan’s mother. “He’ll have chemotherapy on and off for the rest of his life.”

Despite this daunting outlook, Aidan’s family has bright hopes for his future. “He’s a happy child. He’s in school and doing well,” said Aidan’s mom. “With everything he’s been through, he’s taught us to just be happy every day.”

Aidan’s parents are grateful for the people who help support St. Jude. “We never have to worry about a bill. When you have a child who is going to have a lifetime of treatment, this means so much,” Aidan’s mom said.

On The Road Sponsors:
  • Join EJ Foxx Friday, March 6, 7-9am at The Roof Center on Marvel Rd in Salisbury for a free breakfast courtesy of 2J's BBQ and Seafood in Salisbury. 410-860-2800

  • Join us at the STARGATE Diner, Route 13 in Seaford, 11am-1pm. 302-629-4894

If your business would like to become a St. Jude Radiothon Sponsor, please call Mark Schollenberger at 410-219-3500 or email him at mschollenberger@dbcmedia.com for more information.

Special thanks to this year’s Sponsors:
Above & Beyond Services
GEICO (Online Donation Sponsor)
Chesapeake Utilities (Phone Bank Sponsor)

Thanks to our “Angel of the Hour” Sponsors:
Delmar Pizza
Damokee Vapor
Pohanka Automotive Group
Sharp Water Culligan
Tutti Frutti
Value Carpet One

“No child shall die in the dawn of life…” -- Danny Thomas, founder of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


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