Over the course of 26 hours (13 on Thursday and 13 on Friday), we shared with you a number of stories from the current and former patients of St. Jude, their families, as well as a few of the employees who are working tirelessly around the clock to develop and administer treatments to children of all ages who are fighting cancer. Many of those had happy endings where St. Jude was able to beat whatever illness the child had and that child went on to grow into an adult with their own spouse and children. On the flip side, there were somewhere despite St. Jude's best efforts, cancer proved to be too strong and the child didn't make it. It's definitely a 26-hour emotional rollercoaster, but it's important to share both sides to show that while St. Jude has made incredible strides in treatments, there is still work to be done. Thanks to your compassion and commitment to the cause by becoming a Partner in Hope, they can continue that work.

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I'll be completely honest, I wasn't sure how donations would go this year. Gas prices are starting to creep up around the $3.50 mark around the Tri-State again, eggs are hovering around $5 a dozen, and really, everything in general is more expensive right now. So, I was prepared for donations to be a little down compared to previous years. I think it's worth noting I approach most things with low expectations. That way I'm not disappointed when those expectations are met. But on the flip side, I can be pleasantly surprised when they're exceeded. And fortunately, I find myself on that side now thanks to you.

2023 St. Jude Radiothon Total

Simply put, you CRUSHED it this year with your commitment to helping St. Jude continue their mission of putting an end to childhood cancer. When all was said and done, you raised $104,054 for the patients and their families. Incredible! We can't thank you enough for your contributions. Our job is to simply deliver the message of St. Jude over the two-day Radiothon, ultimately it's up to you to call in and become a Partner in Hope, which clearly you did! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Even though this year's Radiothon may be over, that doesn't mean you still can't become a Partner in Hope. Help save lives anytime by making your commitment to ending childhood cancer with St. Jude through one of the options below.

3 Ways to Become a St. Jude Partner in Hope

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