Radio One Raises Record Breaking Donations For St. Jude Children's Hospital
More Than $1.4 Million
March 25, 2016 at 8:03 AM (PT)
RADIO ONE’s National Network of PRAISE stations raised more than $1.4 million for ST JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. It was the 9th annual RADIO CARES FOR ST. JUDE KIDS national radio broadcast.
President of the RADIO GROUP, RADIO ONE Inc DAVID KANTOR said, “RADIO ONE is proud of the effort of our stations, syndicated programs, employees, and our highly engaged and loyal listeners for responding to our radio-thon in support of ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. We once again exceeded our financial goal this year. This radio event across our stations proves the continued power of radio to emotionally connect with its listeners and move them to action.”
This years top RADIO ONE fundraising stations were WPZE (PRAISE 102.5)/ATLANTA and WPRS (PRAISE 104.1)/WASHINGTON, D.C. Since 2008, the event has raised nearly $10 million in cash and pledges.
ALSAC Pres./CEO RICHARD SHADYAC JR. added, “THE RADIO CARES for ST. JUDE KIDS program has enabled us to leverage the power of Gospel music and engage our celebrity friends to support the lifesaving mission of ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL. We greatly appreciate our partnership with RADIO ONE and its network of music stations and talents. It is a remarkable opportunity to celebrate the true spirit of giving while raising funds and awareness to help find cures for children fighting cancer, sickle cell, and other life-threatening diseases.”
This years celebrity volunteers for the event included KIRK FRANKLIN, RICHARD SMALLWOOD, MARVIN SAPP, RICKY DILLARD, KELLY PRICE, ANTHONY BROWN, TASHA COBBS, JJ HAIRSTON, MAURETTE BROWN CLARK, and many others.