2019 St. Jude Radiothon Raises Over $280K
NORFOLK - Once again, Northeast Nebraska came together to help end childhood cancer.
US92 Radio in Norfolk held their 19th Annual St. Jude Radiothon Thursday and Friday.
Graesa Amdahl is touched by the experience. "Just to see people calling in and renewing their Partners in Hope that they've had for years, folks walking in here and wanting to become partners in hope, folks dropping off checks and cash. Everyone's been so kind, and you can tell that this is a real community event."
According to the St. Jude website, more than 80% of US childhood cancer patients have now become long term survivors, thanks in part to the donations, research, and treatments made possible by events like these.
"No family ever receives a bill at St. Jude for a treatment, travel, housing, or food while they're there. All of the money that's raised here and around the country goes directly towards patient care, research, and catastrophic childhood diseases."
The US92 team wasn't the only one helping with the radiothon. Members of the Norfolk Fire Department also helped take the calls.
The total amount raised was $283,857.28, and will go to St. Jude to help pay for research and treatments for those staying at the hospital.
"The total is really staggering especially for the size of our area."
But the night was about much more than just raising money. It was about giving back and coming together as a community.