Spanish-speaking US radio network, Promise and Hope (Promesa y Esperanza), will kick off a radiothon today to raise money for St Jude Childrenâ€™s Research Hospital.
A dozen Latino-language radio stations right across the United States will take part in the St. Jude’s Radiothon. It is to raise money to fight childhood cancer and other deadly diseases that affect children.
Listeners in Philadelphia, New Orleans, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Providence, and Kansas City will be able to call 1-800-998-8432 (VIDA) from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm (EDT) today to donate.
People can listen to stories from real children who are battling for their lives with cancer.Â One of the children, Jessica, has Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The radiothon will provide her with the cutting-edge medical care she so desperately needs, and help many other young people just like her.
Todayâ€™s survival rate of kids with cancer is now 94 percent. Whereas, back in 1962, the survival rate for children with cancer was only four percent.
St Judeâ€™s has been described as the worldâ€™s premier pediatric cancer research center.
The organization researches and provides treatment and cures for childhood cancer and other diseases. They first opened their doors in 1962 and have treated children from all fifty US states and from around the world.
Today’s radiothon will allow doctors and researchers from St. Judeâ€™s to share their medical discoveries around the world, including several Latin American countries.
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