Singer, Broadway-actress and American Idol runner-up Diana Degarmo visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital on November 8 while in Memphis for a performance.
Celebrities and media guests gathered in Memphis with more than 150 radio executives and on-air personalities from radio stations throughout the United States for the October 19 – 20 event that recognizes top African-American supporters in radio, business, media and entertainment who help build awareness and raise funds for the St. Jude mission.
Get your station ready to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital this radiothon season. The 2012 Radio Cares Seminar Weekend is coming up October 19 - 21 and it's a great way to see firsthand the lifesaving care you and your listeners make possible.
About 180 radio station representatives and industry executives are expected at the fifth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids Seminar October 14 - 16 in Memphis. Participants in this year’s seminar represent 70 stations who conduct Radio Cares radiothons to benefit St. Jude. The seminar will offer participants a closer look at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the patients and the care-giving culture of St. Jude.
The magic of radio and the message of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital met during the fifth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids Seminar held in October in Memphis.
Radio One, Inc. announced the fourth annual Radio One/St. Jude Radiothon, featuring the Yolanda Adams Morning Show, raised $1,109,351 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the nation's top children cancer hospital.
When GRAMMY® award-winning R & B singer Monica learned that one of her biggest fans was a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, she promised in a video message that aired on CBS' The Talk that she would find a way to visit T'Ara.
On September 13, singer David Archuleta visited St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to learn more about the hospital's lifesaving work.
A message of hope and gratitude energized the gathering of radio industry personnel in Memphis for the fourth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids™ Seminar.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has been named the nation's top children's cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children's Hospital rankings published in U.S. News & World Report. St. Jude received the best overall score summarizing quality of care.
On August 20, Grammy-award winning gospel performer, Hezekiah Walker brought his message of love and perseverance to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Accompanied by his youth ministers and over 50 members of his youth group, Pastor Walker made the long journey from Brooklyn, New York, home of his ministry, Love Fellowship Tabernacle, to finally see the place that had so inspired him in the past.
Guy Gilchrist writer and illustrator of more than 40 children’s books and cartoonist for comic strips Nancy®, Today’s Dog, Jim Henson’s "The Muppets" and Your Angels Speak recently visited St. Jude and held a special drawing workshop for patients and siblings.
For more than 10 years, “Milk Rocks!” has been shaking things up by “making milk cool” and connecting with school kids K-12 to promote the cooler facts and benefits of drinking milk as a part of a healthy lifestyle.
The importance of teamwork was a current that ran through this year’s Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids Seminar: teams of hospital faculty and staff, teams of families and friends, and teams of radio station personnel and entire communities, all united behind a goal of helping sick kids get better.
Sofia Vassilieva, co-star of NBC's Medium and rising teen movie star, recently visited St. Jude. Upon her arrival at the Patient Care Center, Vassilieva stopped by for fun and games in the newly remodeled Teen Room, a private haven for patients and siblings in their teen years.
A recent concert, organized by a grandson of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, spread the word about the hospital among Los Angeles fans of rock and roll.
For over 30 years, the gospel quartet Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC's have been making music solely for the love of doing so. There was a time when music was not intended to be each member’s full-time job. It has only been in recent years that the Tupelo, Mississippi-based foursome has completely dedicated themselves to spreading their gospel message. In the early 90's, their self-produced cassette made its way onto the Memphis radio airwaves, and listener response was better than positive.
No one knows the compelling power and inspiration of the St. Jude experience better than the supporters like the radio professionals who have made Country Cares for St. Jude Kids the national standard for a single industry’s support of one mission: finding cures and saving children. Tell the story your way! We want to hear from you.
The patients and staff of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® received quite the unexpected and special treat on June 12 when Keith Urban stopped in to tour the facility and visit with the kids. The popular music star is a dear friend of St. Jude. His efforts and support have greatly contributed to the enormous success of Country Cares for St. Jude, and from this program, Radio Cares for St. Jude was conceived.
Thankfully, Yolanda Adam's path to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® did not follow the one of so many mothers who pass through the hospital’s doors. She is the mother of a healthy daughter, yet this award-winning artist has made it her calling and commitment to help in the fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases.
Varsity Fanclub rocked the halls of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® with a high-energy mini-concert for the kids of St. Jude. Drew Scott, Jayk Purdy, Thomas Fiss, Bobby Edner and David Brandt are Varsity Fanclub, the hottest nu-boy band sensation of the year from Capitol Music. Before the show, the group and their label rep toured the hospital.
"Yep!" answered 7-year-old Caleb, a patient at St. Jude, in response to questions at the seminar. The radio industry executives and on-air personalities didn't stand a chance: Caleb was in the room.
Actress Jenna Dewan teamed up with UGG® Australia on May 22 to give more than 70 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® patients a fun-filled afternoon of decorating UGG boots. UGG will kick off its fourth annual celebrity boot auction this fall, during which celebrities decorate UGG boots that are then auctioned off on eBay, with the proceeds going to St. Jude.
The folks at WKRS in New York were wary of hosting a radiothon, even for a cause as worthy as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Its format, urban adult contemporary, doesn't lend itself naturally to the radiothon format. But the top-rated station has a reputation for trailblazing. In the early 1980s, WKRS was one of the first to regularly play rap. So if any station was going to break the mold and try something new, why not WKRS?
The Danny Thomas Pavilion at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® was the setting for a Hollywood-style movie premiere Aug. 2, complete with red carpet, photographers and, of course, movie stars – four brightly colored Care Bears. The premiere was hosted by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, who delighted St. Jude patients and their families with a special first screening of the new animated Care Bears movie, Care Bears: Oopsy Does It!, which opened in theaters across the country Aug. 4
Celebrity rocker Gunnar Nelson announced his new philanthropic endeavor, ROCKFESSIONS, to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was the epicenter of the teen scene July 28 when musical sensation the Jonas Brothers, actress and singer Miranda Cosgrove, star of iCarly, and actor Angus T. Jones, star of Two and a Half Men, toured St. Jude and Target House.
St. Jude patients and their families were treated to a mini-concert recently when artists Gunnar and Matthew Nelson visited the hospital. After a tour of the hospital, the duo performed in the Danny Thomas/ALSAC Pavilion.
Jimmy Kimmel, the host of ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! evening talk show, is a man of many words, which made him the perfect host for the "SCRABBLE Under the Stars" charity event June 12 in Beverly Hills, Calif. The event raised funds and awareness for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Mike Miller proved he has a heart as big as his 6-foot-8-inch frame. During a visit to the Memphis Grizzlies House May 28, Miller and his family donated $200,000 to St. Jude, the largest donation ever by an individual Grizzlies player to the hospital.
Grammy-award winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams and Radio One Networks hosted the inaugural Radio One/St. Jude Radiothon April 3, raising more than $1 million for the hospital.
As self-proclaimed Ambassadors of Goodwill, the members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team often take time to get to know their fans. The world-famous team has partnered with ALSAC, the fundraising organization for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, to help raise funds for the hospital. Recently, several team members visited the hospital to lend cheer and support.
Variety magazine is bringing together some of Hollywood's top young talent to help raise awareness of philanthropic causes with its Power of Youth campaign benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. And you can join in.
Jeff Probst of Survivor brought good friend Marisa Coughlan of Side Order of Life to visit a cause close to his heart, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. The visit included a special tour of the Chili’s Care Center, named in honor of Chili’s Grill & Bar because of funds raised through its annual Create-A-Pepper campaign, for which Jeff has served as national spokesman for the past 4 years. Jeff was ecstatic to learn during his visit that this year's September campaign raised more