It's back again, the race to collect one million pennies to fight cancer and find cures to beat it.

Q98.5's annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon is scheduled for early February but the initiative has already begun. This year there are special jars available for anyone and everyone to fill. These jars would be perfect for any location where coins (or cash) are applicable. Schools, offices, shopping, near vending machines, near slot machines, at gas stations, banks, literally anywhere.

You can get a jar (or as many as you'd like) at Q98.5's studio, 3901 Brendenwood Road in Rockford. Depending on where it is, maybe we can drop one (or some) off to you. Either way, every penny Q98.5 raises for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital keeps the lights on, doors open, and most importantly - it keeps the mission continuing - beating cancer, finding cures, and making sure no St. Jude family every receives a bill.

We will announce the grand total of our Million Pennies Challenge before the final total of our Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon.

JB Love is ½ of  Q98.5's Lil Zim & JB In The Morning, weekday mornings from 5:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. Follow him on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

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