NEW JERSEY – Thunder 106, a Press Broadcasting affiliate, just completed their annual “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids Radiothon” presented by Irwin Lincoln and Irwin Mazda of Freehold raising $198,300 and pushing their total 11-year contribution to nearly $1,400,000. 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.
Mike Ryan, Director of Programming for Thunder 106, started his 106-mile Jersey Shore walk on April 12 sponsored by Monmouth Park Racetrack to help raise awareness and donations.
“I would like to make it Nashville to Memphis someday,” he said. “I’d like to have artists walk along the way and hopefully all the stations in Country Cares could participate. Maybe a concert in Memphis. Nashville to Memphis just makes sense to me. The entire format comes into town for CRS, and everyone is literally a few hours away from the hospital.”
The Thunder 106 Radiothon and 106-mile walk was promoted April 13 and 14 and people were invited to become “Partners in Hope” and donate monthly on the St. Jude website, via phone or text. All individuals who became a partner received a custom Thunder 106 “This Shirt Saves Lives” shirt. The radiothon closed out with an after party on April 15 at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville with headliner Chase Rice.
This year’s event was also made possible by A.J. Perri, Monmouth Park Racetrack, Value City Furniture, Four Boys Ice Cream, Chocolate Carousel, Doorboy, Earth Treasures, Napa Auto Parts of Shrewsbury, Hutchins HVAC, Nissan City of Red Bank, V & S Landscape Supply, Panera Bread, Reproductive Science Center, Durham School Services, and New Jersey Natural Gas.
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 info@PressCommRadio.com.