Local Pageant Spreads Awareness and Raises Money for St. Jude
The 'Cuties for a Cure' pageant, celebrating its 6th year, spreads awareness and raises money for cancer patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. So, when it comes to this pageant, everyone is a winner. Let's look back at some of the biggest moments of the day.
There was so much excitement in the air on January 28th, 2023 inside Livermore City Hall. The 'Cuties for a Cure' pageant was set to get underway. Contestants were finishing up their hair, nails, and makeup, while some contestants competed without wearing any makeup at all. This pageant focused on the beauty inside, just as much as the outside. It was about raising money for childhood cancer and the patients at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
'CUTIES FOR A CURE' 2023 PAGEANT
Contestants of all ages put their best foot forward to raise money to fight against cancer. I emceed the event and there was electricity in the air all day. There were girls of all ages set to compete and compete they did. The age divisions were 0-11M, 12-23M, 2-3Y, 4-5Y, 6-7Y, 8-10Y, 11-14Y, and 15-19Y. My friend Michelle Vincent with help from Kelly Foster Peay, started this pageant fundraiser in honor and memory of Emma Ford. Over the last several years, it keeps growing to help so many families at St. Jude. Some of the crowns that can be won, not only honors Emma but there are other sashes in memory of or honor of a childhood cancer patient.
MEGA ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME - In Memory of Emma Ford
INSPIRATIONAL SUPREME - In Memory of Alivia Faith Burgess
The contestant who raised the most money for St. Jude was awarded the Batting for Brock Supreme, named for Brock Pederson, who passed away from cancer on April 20th, 2020. Just before passing, he raised $1345 from his hospital bed for the 'Cuties for a Cure' pageant.
BATTING FOR BROCK SUPREME - In MEMORY OF BROCK PEDERSON
BUDDY SUPREME - In Memory of Lane Goodwin & Emma Ford
CUTIES FOR A CURE 2023 TOTAL ANNOUNCED
Listen to the inspiring announcement made at the WBKR St. Jude Radiothon.
Every contestant did a fantastic job! Hopefully, we'll see you next year as we're at it again. Raising money for the patients and families at St. Jude Research Hospital!
THANK YOU ALL so much for coming out and supporting St. Jude's we loved having all the contestants and family! We can't wait to announce Friday in the noon hour on 92.5 WBKR what all our Cuties and their families together helped us raise for the children and families of St. Jude if you know of anyone who would still like to donate to the hospital please put them in contact with us.....again THANK YOU ALL so very MUCH for being a part of the Cuties for A Cure family without out you all this wouldn't be possible for us to do this in Memory of two very special Kiddos in our lives Emma Joy Ford & Brock Pederson. - Michelle Vincent, event organizer
BECOME A PARTNER-IN-HOPE TODAY
To become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope, it's $19 per month on a credit/debit card. The number to call is 1-800-201-8883.