Kentucky ‘Cuties for a Cure’ Pageant Raises Thousands for St. Jude
Last Saturday, roughly thirty contestants, ranging in age from 1 month to 19-years-old took the stage at Livermore City Hall for the 6th Annual Cuties for a Cure Pageant. The pageant was created years ago by Michelle Vincent and Kelly Peay of Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. The two created the event to honor young Emma Joy Ford, who passed away at the age of 4 from a brain tumor.
Since that time, the pageant has become a celebration of remembrance of several other children from the area who battled and succumbed to childhood cancer. They include Lane Goodwin, a young McLean County, Kentucky boy who battled "The Monster" bravely and, during his fight, encouraged people all over the nation to give him a thumbs up.
Michelle and Kelly joined the WBKR Window World St. Jude Radiothon Friday afternoon to share the results from this year's pageant. Contestants paid an entry fee to compete and then were challenged to raise money for St. Jude. One of the biggest crowns available at Cuties for a Cure is the Batting for Brock Supreme. That award is named after Brock Pederson, whose mother is from western Kentucky.
A couple of years ago, Brock raised money for Cuties for a Cure from his hospital bed in Texas.
When it was all said and done, he raised over $1300! Today, his family is still fundraising in his honor and so are the contestants from Cuties for a Cure.
So, how much did the 2024 Cuties for a Cure Pageant raise for St. Jude? Michelle and Kelly made the big announcement today!
You can still become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope by calling 1-800-201-8883 or you can text HOPE to 626262. It's just $19 a month on a debit or credit card and all of our Partners this year receive a 'This Shirt Saves Lives' T-shirt!
And a 'We Won't Stop' hoodie!
St. Jude 2024 Tshirt
Gallery Credit: ASHLEY SOLLARS