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St. Jude Patient Update: Ella Dreamer [Video]

If you have ever tuned into the WBKR/Poole's Pharmacy Care St. Jude Radiothon, you are very familiar with the name Ella Dreamer.  A couple of years ago, Jaclyn and I introduced you to Ella and her mother Jeanna and we revisit and update their story each year.  In fact, the two were the inspiration behind our original St. Jude song "Dreamer."  Since 2010, Ella has been battling a rare cancer called Adrenalcortical Carcinoma and has been declared terminal.  But you won't believe the latest news!  There has been a miraculous and unexplained development.

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Photo by Jenny Howard
Photo by Jenny Howard
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Gavin Howard Unveils New St. Jude T-Shirts [Photos]

Last year, during the WBKR/Poole's Pharmacy Care St. Jude Radiothon, Gavin Howard, of Knottsville, Kentucky, made a whopping presentation to our tote board.  He brought in an envelope containing $12,000!  He made that money selling t-shirts he designed.  With our 2015 Radiothon just about 5 months away, Gavin is at it again.  He has a new design and even bigger fundraising goal in mind.

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Thursday Is St. Jude Day At Fetta Specialty Pizza

Today is the first Thursday of the month and you know what that means... St. Jude day at Fetta Specialty Pizza! Enjoy delicious pizza, salads and more all day and Fetta will donate 10% of all food sales to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. 

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Photo from Randy Halbig
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Fundraiser This Sunday for Local St. Jude Patient Ben Halbig

His family is calling it the Ben-efit.  And Sunday at Maloney's in Owensboro, the extended family of Ben Halbig is throwing a fundraiser for him.  Since February, Ben has been battling cancer at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis.

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Owensboro’s Moonlight Ride for St. Jude One Week Away: Register Now! [Video]

Here at WBKR, we are getting excited and geared up for the first-ever Moonlight Ride!  It's the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event that involves a 12-mile bicycle ride around the city and a huge three-hour pre-party with line dancing, Zumba and more.  And, if you want to be involved, the clock is ticking.  The Moonlight Ride is one week from today!  That's right.  It's Friday, June 13th in downtown Owensboro.  Check out the official trailer and get more info here.

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Fetta Specialty Pizza via Facebook (This is the back patio)
Fetta Specialty Pizza via Facebook (This is the back patio)
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Fetta Specialty Pizza To Host Monthly St. Jude Benefit

I'm torn between the Mashed Potato and the Margaritaville pizza as my favorite... you? Oooh, don't forget those awesome bread knots! I'm, of course, talking about the awesome food at Fetta! If you haven't tried Fetta Specialty Pizza in downtown Owensboro, now's the time. Starting this Thursday, June 5th, Fetta will host a St. Jude benefit, and will continue the first Thursday of every month.

Here's how it's gonna work...

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‘Nashville’ Stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen to Headline St. Jude Concert After Country Music Marathon

Two stars of ABC's 'Nashville' will headline a concert on the evening of the St. Jude Country Music Marathon. Charles Esten and Clare Bowen (Deacon and Scarlett from the hit series) will play Bridgestone Arena on April 26. For Esten, the cause is personal.

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Chase Rice for St. Jude: Singer Carries Forth Late Father’s Love of Children

Chase Rice watched his dad go out of his way to bring smiles to the faces of kids in children's hospitals, and now he wants to do the same. The 'Ready Set Roll' singer talked to Taste of Country in support of the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and in memory of his father, Daniel, who died of a heart attack while battling malignant melanoma. 

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Jeanna & Ella Dreamer (image from Facebook)
Jeanna & Ella Dreamer (image from Facebook)
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Jeanna & Ella Dreamer: The St. Jude Video & Song “Dreamer”

We first introduced you to Jeanna and Ella Dreamer three years ago during WBKR's St. Jude Radiothon.  And, you'll likely recall, they were the inspirations behind our 2012 St. Jude song "Dreamer."  This year, we decided to put faces with the names for you and make an official video for our original song.  Check this out!  It's moving, powerful and yet more testament as to why you should become a St. Jude Partner-In-Hope.

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Dan + Shay Left St. Jude Inspired to Help Any Way They Can

Country newcomers Dan + Shay had their St. Jude baptism in January during the 25th annual Country Cares seminar. Hundreds of radio and country music industry personnel join a few dozen artists and label representatives each year to learn about the latest in care and research at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Then, they get to meet some of the patients.

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