VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – 97.3 The Eagle (WGH-FM) kicks-off their 23rd Annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® Radiothon on Thursday, December 5th from the Eagle studio off Greenwich Road. The event runs from 6:00 AM until 7:00 pm on Thursday and continued with the same hours on Friday, December 6th. The annual event raises money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the world’s premier center for the research and treatment of cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.
Since the inception of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® in 1989, more than $225 million dollars in pledges and donations have been collected for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Over the past 22 years, 97.3 The Eagle has raised over $3 million locally in Hampton Roads.
The Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® program was launched by Randy Owen, lead singer from country music sensation Alabama, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® founder Danny Thomas.