Country Music plays a big role in supporting St. Jude Medical Research Hospital and the patients who receive medical treatment.  Many artists take to social media to show their support.

Country Cares was founded in 1989 by Randy Owen of Alabama.  Since its' beginning, almost 300 radio stations have answered the call and helped to raise close to $800 million for the children of St. Jude.  Tons of Country Music stars flock to Memphis in January every year for the conference which was online this year due to COVID-19.

Some Star supporters include Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Keith Urban, Lady A, Dan + Shay, Reba, Tim McGraw, and many more.

Their presence on social media during the radiothon campaigns just shows how much Country Music loves to support the hospital.

Many artists come to the hospital to tour, meet the patients, and even develop friendships with them because they know the contact and interaction can brighten their day.

Several different artists write songs inspired by patients and their visits to the hospital.  The story songs are heard throughout the radiothons.  They highlight patients and their journey at the hospital.   Some stories have a happy ending while others do not.

St. Jude along with Country Cares and those who decide to become a partner in hope will never stop looking for a cure for all childhood cancers.

If you would like to become a Partner in Hope all you have to do is call 1-800-201-8883 or text the word HOPE to 626262.  Becoming a St. Jude Partner is easy.  This year, it's just $19 a month for 12 months on a debit or credit card.  Here at WBKR, it's never been easier (and cheaper) to support the amazing mission of St. Jude.

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