Press Broadcasting Passes Million-Dollar Mark For St. Jude’s Hospital

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  JERSEY SHORE – Celebrating a decade of successful fundraising, Thunder 106, a Press Broadcasting affiliate, just completed their annual “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon” raising $184,000 and pushing their total ten-year contribution to nearly $1,200,000. St. Jude’s is the leader in cancer care, research, and treatment for children. Families never receive a bill for treatment and all travel, housing and/or food costs are paid by St. Jude’s.

  Starting April 11, Mike Ryan, Director of Programming for Thunder 106, started his 106-mile Jersey Shore walk to help raise awareness and donations. “St. Jude’s Research Hospital is an amazing place,” said Ryan. “It’s incredible that a family can get care for their child, and it doesn’t cost them a cent. Since the start of the pandemic charitable contributions have seen a dip in income; I just wanted to do something special this year to help the children and their families.”

  The major sponsor of this event was Irwin Lincoln and Irwin Mazda of Freehold. General Manager Travis Lo Cascio said, “As a family run business, this event touches the hearts of everyone at Irwin Lincoln and Mazda. There are so many families in need and cancer in children so tragic. We are proud to partner with Thunder 106 and looking forward to doing this every year.”

  The Thunder 106 Radiothon and 106-mile walk was promoted April 13 and 14 and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and people were invited to join “Partners in Hope” and donate monthly on the St. Jude website, via phone or text. All individuals who became a partner received a “Love Music Stop Cancer” shirt.


  A total of 160 walkers joined Ryan on the Spring Lake boardwalk from noon to dusk for the inaugural “Board Walk for St. Jude Kids.” An anonymous donation of $50 per person was made for each walker, adding to the already generous donations of listeners and participants. Press Communications Director of Sales, Wendy Price, said “We were so grateful and thankful to the borough of Spring Lake for their cooperation and help. It was definitely a team effort.”

  This year’s event was also made possible by A.J.Perri, Four Boys Ice Cream, Value City Furniture, Door Boy, Hutchins HVAC, Napa Auto Parts of Shrewsbury, Chocolate Carousel, Chef Mike’s ABG Atlantic Bar & Grill, Windmill Hotdogs, V&S Landscape Supply Co, Nissan City of Red Bank, Monmouth Park Racetrack, and Pete & Elda’s Bar & Restaurant.

  For more information about Press Communications, The Thunder 106 Country Cares for Kids Radiothon, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, its partners, or how to donate, email