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St. Jude/Soul Pancake via YouTube
St. Jude/Soul Pancake via YouTube
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St. Jude Patient Update: Markell [Video]

Our next St. Jude Radiothon is coming up in March of 2015, but, over the last couple of weeks, we have been getting some updates on some of our patients.  In 2014, Jaclyn and I introduced you to Markell.  Known around St. Jude as "Mr. Hollywood," Markell is a 15-year-old cancer warrior.  Suffering relapse after relapse, Markell has been in the fight of his life repeatedly.  In fact, it's his fight that inspired our 2014 St. Jude song "Undefeated."  Though it's tried repeatedly, cancer has not been able to keep this young fighter down.  And, now, Markell is the subject of Unstoppable, a four-part series profiling St. Jude patients and their unwillingness to surrender.  Watch this.  Markell's spirit will uplift and inspire you!

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Facebook/St. Jude
Facebook/St. Jude
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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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Fetta Specialty Pizza Facebook
Fetta Specialty Pizza Facebook
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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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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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The Moonlight Ride One Month 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.  Check out the official trailer and get more info here at WBKR.com.

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YouTube/Verite Cinema
YouTube/Verite Cinema
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Owensboro’s Official Moonlight Ride Trailer [Video]

Daviess County High School student and St. Jude patient Jennifer Rudd stars in the official promo video for the City of Owensboro's brand new St. Jude fundraising event, the Moonlight Ride.  You've gotta watch this.  It's amazing!  And will tell you what the event is about and how you can be a part of the excitement.  WATCH!

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Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
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We Need Extras for Our Moonlight Ride Promo – Here’s Where to Go!

Who wants to be in a cool local video? Our buddy, P.J. Starks, is shooting a promotional video tomorrow for Owensboro's new Moonlight Ride event.

To be a part of this video, just come out to the Owensboro Convention Center Tuesday, March 11th at 6:30 PM!

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The Official Music Video for Our 2014 WBKR St. Jude Song of Hope “Undefeated”

Jaclyn sings the completed version of "Undefeated," the 2014 St. Jude radio song of hope, written by Chad Benefield. Dedicated to all the kids of St Jude. A big thanks to Third Baptist of Owensboro for allowing us to borrow their beautiful sanctuary for a few hours to create the video!

Help by becoming a partner in hope 1-800-201-8883 or donate here.

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YouTube
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Undefeated: Sneak Preview of WBKR’s 2014 St. Jude Song [Video]

Jaclyn and I are so excited to share with you our St. Jude song for this year's radiothon.  A couple of weeks ago, we were in the studio with Matt Gray at Gray Sky Music and thought we'd give you a little sample of what to expect.  Take a listen!

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Jerry Morris
Jerry Morris
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Pre-Order St. Jude BBQ from Jerry Morris & the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team

The 2014 WBKR St. Jude Radiothon presented by Poole's Pharmacy Care is this Thursday and Friday and Jerry Morris and the Angels for Ashley Cooking Team will again be serving up delicious barbecue outside Shoe Stop at Towne Square North.  And, new this year, you can actually pre-order.  Get details here!!

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