NEPTUNE – More than $133,000 was raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a radiothon campaign coordinated by Thunder 106 and Irwin Lincoln and Irwin Mazda of Freehold.
The annual St. Jude Won’t Stop campaign was held on March 25 and March 26 and ran from 6 a.m to 7 p.m. each day when Thunder 106 devoted on-air time to support the hospital.
The station asked listeners to become Partners in Hope and contribute monthly through the online donation center sponsored by Value City NJ Furniture & Mattress.
Those who became partners in hope each received a St. Jude “We Won’t Stop” T-shirt. St. Jude’s mission is to end childhood cancer and it is leading the way in how the public understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
The hospital has worked to raise the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% when the hospital opened in 1962 to 80% today.
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude Research Hospital for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
The radiothon began in 2013 and since then the event has raised over $954,000. This year’s event was also made possible by A.J. Perri, Four Boys Ice Cream, Chocolate Carousel, Windmill, Earth Treasures, The Stone Pony, Coastal Longevity Institute, American Institute, and Landscape Supply.