Why do we do what we do for St. Jude at our annual radiothon?

Well for one it's to remember St. Jude kids, like Susannah. 

Yep that's her in the button.

I received that button of Susannah when I visited St. Jude Children's Research Hospital two years ago. I keep this on my bulletin board in my office as a daily reminder of the children we fight to protect and save from cancer.

Susannah, unfortunately, didn't survive her fight with cancer. Her parents, through their spoken testimony, were grateful for all the research and help St. Jude provided for them because they were able to have their little girl around longer than what their original diagnosis was. Instead a few months to a year they were given several years to be with their daughter.

The biggest thing that struck me in the testimony was the part her father shared of a conversation he had with Susannah. He said it was the only time she ever talked about death and her biggest concern was wanting to know if she would be remembered when she was gone? He told her yes, because that was his job to make sure she was .

True to his word, he and his family have made it their mission that she would be remembered and it was all because of St. Jude and the support of those who donate.

I still get goosebumps and tears in my eyes talking about this and it's been two years. That is how much it affected me.

So to answer the question as to why we do this...  it's because of Susannah and all of the other kids like her. It's why St. Jude does what they do and what you can do as a Partner in Hope. We do this to remember them and to help fight for the children going through cancer now.

You can help by joining us today and tomorrow, February 1st and 2nd, as we hold our annual St. Jude Radiothon at Q98.5 from 5AM to 7PM both days. You can make a donation by calling 1-800-372-4999, give online by clicking here, or text to give by texting WXXQ to 785833 and click the link to St. Jude to donate and become a Q98.5 Partner In Hope to make a difference.