Topic: Children’s Issues
Posted on 10/3/2019
About 350 radio stations around the country have raised $25 million in the last year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to this letter from Chris Boysen, senior vice president, field development at St. Jude to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. The money raised funds research and enables St. Jude to care for more than 8,000 young cancer patients each year, without ever sending families a bill.
“[It is] a powerful testament to the power of radio stations to affect positive change in the communities they serve,” said Boysen.
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