Q98.5 St. Jude Radiothon Live Blog
A big thank you to all who donated. Check out our live blog to see how it all went down.
7:06 p.m. That's a wrap! Thank you so much as we raised $150,232.56!
6:02 p.m. You challenge Mark Charvat to a dance contest and he answers.
5:13 p.m. Current total: $122,674
4:19 p.m. How about a HUGE incentive to help us break $100,000? Become a Partner in Hope before 5 p.m. for a chance to get this ruby and diamond ring from Busch Jewelers.
4:15 p.m. Current total: $98,534
3:30 p.m. Mark Charvat taking over the mic for the homestretch.
3:11 p.m. Current total: $93,917
2:22 p.m. Attention Carrie Underwood fans! We have something for you this hour. Become a Partner in Hope before 3 p.m. for a chance to win a pair of autographed pink heals.
2:10 p.m. Current total $90,935
1:33 p.m. Former St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient Amanda Armstrong just stopped by to visit with Susan Tyler and Jim Mackey. Always great when we get these visits.
1:03 p.m. Current total: $87,954
12:35 p.m. How about a Brad Paisley autographed guitar? Become a Partner in Hope before 1 p.m. for a chance to win it!
12:18 p.m. Current total: $83,482.
11:32 a.m. Our current total is $79,009. We're about halfway through the final day. Time for another incentive. Become a Partner in Hope before noon for a chance to win a football signed by former pro football player and local athlete Sean Considine.
10:06 a.m. Current total: $71,556
9:08 a.m. Time to giveaway another autographed guitar and raise even more money. Become a Partner in Hope before 10 a.m. and have a chance to win this guitar signed by Emerson Drive.
9:04 a.m. Current total: $67,083
8:44 a.m. Meet Kate Foster, a local gymnastic competitor and former St. Jude Children's Research Hospital patient. She just stopped by to hear a song featuring some of her comments about her battle with cancer.
8:30 a.m. Current total: $59,630
7:13 a.m. We've got more Country Thunder tickets up for grabs this hour. We're choosing 10 random Partners in Hope before 8 a.m. to each receive a pair of tickets to see Luke Bryan, Dustin Lynch and others on July 26.
7:09 a.m. $55,157.
6:21 a.m. We've got a cool incentive for those who become a Partner in Hope before 10 a.m. No, it is really cool. We're giving away an 18-bottle wine cooler to someone who becomes a Partner in Hope before 10 a.m.
6:01 a.m. Day 2 is officially underway, and here's a reminder of the number we need to beat by 7 p.m. tonight. Will you help us?
7:05 p.m. Day 1 total: $50,126.
6:13 p.m. Join Mark Charvat for the final hour of day 1 of the Radiothon. Click here to listen live.
6:07 p.m. Current total: $45,569
6:03 p.m. Big thanks to all home participated along with Grandma Joan who matched their donations during the final five minute before 6 p.m. We raised almost $5,000 during that burst.
5:10 p.m. Current total: $34,936
4:18 p.m. Huge incentive this hour! Become a Partner in Hope before 5 p.m. and have a chance to get a pair of passes to see Dierks Bentley, Maddie and Tae and others at Country Thunder on July 24. Call 1-800-372-4999.
4:02 p.m. Current total: $27,341
3:55 p.m. Want to see behind the scenes at the 2015 Q98.5 Country Cares For St. Jude Kids Radiothon? Here's the operation in action. In front is the broadcast area, and in the back is where hard-working volunteers are taking your calls.
3:10 p.m. Current total: $24,303
2:23 p.m. Time for another incentive! Become a Partner in Hope before the end of the hour for a chance to win this Bears jacket.
2:11 p.m. Current total: $21,265
1:44 p.m. We're playing a game of tag this hour! Call 1-800-372-4999 and become a Partner in Hope. And when you do it, "tag" a coworker, friend or relative to get them to donate. This is going to be a lot of fun!
1:12 p.m. Current total: $18,227
12:20 p.m. Current total: $15,189
12:11 p.m. We have quite the incentive for our Partners In Hope this hour. Somebody is getting a guitar autographed by The Band Perry. Become a Partner in Hope before 1 p.m. for a chance to snag this awesome piece of country music memorabilia.
11:13 a.m. Current total: $13,670
10:25 a.m. Congratulations to Deanne Mackiewicz of Rockton. She won tickets to see Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert in Chicago. Keep checking back for our next incentive and keep those donations coming in!
10:03 a.m. Current total: $12,151
9:56 a.m. What little things could you give up to make a big difference to help St. Jude? Here's some suggestions.
9:22 a.m. And we have broken the $10,000 barrier.
8:20 a.m. Current total: $7,340
8:12 a.m. Congratulations to Sharon from Machesney Park who won the autographed guitar. We'll have more chances to win for those who become a Partner in Hope. Click here to listen live.
7:38 a.m. Incentive this hour for becoming a Partner in Hope is a guitar autographed by Jason Aldean, Parmalee, Thomas Rhett and others. One of our Partners in Hope will win this guitar. You have until 8 a.m. to get in! Also, everyone who becomes a Partner in Hope before 10 a.m. today (Thursday) will have a chance to win tickets to see Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert at Soldier Field in Chicago. Plus, all of our Partners in Hope during the Radiothon will have a chance to win a pair of passes to Country Thunder and a campsite.
6:05 a.m. All systems go at the 2015 Q98.5 Country Cares For St. Jude Kids Radiothon at Peak Sports Club.