During the month of March, KGRT Your Country 103.9 FM will be hosting the “Country Cares” radio fundraising event for St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Mountain View Market Co+op is joining the Country Cares drive to help raise awareness for this tremendous cause. We are so pleased to announce our partnership with KGRT and St. Jude’s to help bring an end to childhood cancer. Since the inception of the Country Cares radiothon in 1989, more than $650 million dollars have been raised to help St. Jude’s combat child cancer as well as other rare diseases that threaten children all across the country. This round of fundraising has been predicted to bring in over $50,000.
St. Jude’s is an incredible organization that treats patients from all across the country as well as around the world. Families who come to them never receive a bill for treatment, travel, food or even housing expenses. This is because St. Jude’s believes that the only thing parents and families should have worry about during their trying times is helping their loved ones get better. Since St. Jude’s opening in 1962, survivor rates for childhood cancer have jumped from 20% to a staggering 80% today and they pledge not to stop until no child dies. Not only that, St. Jude's freely share its discoveries, helping doctors and scientists the world over to save more children than ever before.
This year, the event will take place between March 30th and March 31st and will be a collection of survivor stories, country celebrity vignettes and local patient appearances where applicable. This is KGRT and Mountain View Market Co+op’s first time participating in the event, so tune in, donate and help beat childhood cancer with Mountain View Market Co+op, KGRT 103.9 FM and St. Jude’s Country Cares.