Cuties for a Cure’s Michelle Vincent Announces 2022 St. Jude Total
One of the stories you will hear every year on our Window World St. Jude Radiothon is about little Emma Ford from Muhlenberg County. Emma loved pink and purple, loved dressing up as a princess, and even though Emma lost her battle with cancer, some special friends created an event not only in memory of that little girl in a tutu but all little girls and boys.
Michelle Vincent and Kelly Foster Peay, both of Greenville created the "Cuties for a Cure" pageant not only to honor the memory of Emma, but the pageant gained another honoree, Brock Pederson, who was the son of Michelle's longtime friend from Ohio County, Amy (Griffin) Pederson. Brock donated to St. Jude regularly not realizing he too would have to face the beast of cancer as he was diagnosed in late 2018. Sadly, Brock lost his battle in April of 2020.
This year's "Cuties for a Cure" pageant was held virtually due to Covid, for the second year in a row. Michelle, bless her heart, was with us both days at the radiothon, helping facilitate Partners in Hope from a St. Jude call center and from our St. Jude rep Ventara.
Here are this year's title winners:
Avery, who is a childhood cancer survivor, took this year's Inspiration Supreme in honor of Alivia Faith Burgess.
How adorable! Mabel won the title of Mini-Supreme, in memory of Emma Ford
EmiKaye won the overall title, the Batting for Brock Supreme, in memory of Brock Pederson.
This year's "Cuties for a Cure" pageant raised $3,210 for the kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.