NORFOLK, Neb.-- Thursday night was the last night for US92’s 'Radiothon' fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The original goal this year was $250,000 but in a tremendous effort from everyone involved, the event raised well over that number. The fundraiser officially raised $276,518 to help fight childhood cancers.

The volunteer coordinator, Marisa Meyer, talked about how special this fundraiser was.

“It was an amazing effort because I know the people of northeast Nebraska have huge hearts and they give and they give every year. They are committed to partnering with US92 to support the kids at St. Jude,” Meyer said.

Carrie Williams, who is a Development Specialist for St. Jude in Kansas City, Missouri, explained the mission of St. Jude and why the radiothon at US92 is such an important event every year.

“St. Jude is leading the way the world not only understands and defeats childhood cancer but also other life-threatening diseases. Because of US92 and because of the partners and hope that called in today and yesterday, St. Jude is able to continue that mission,” added Williams.

US92 hopes to raise even more money for St. Jude next year.