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Neuhoff Media Springfield and Decatur Raise Over $200,000 During 2024 St. Jude Radiothon for Children’s Cancer Research

The annual St. Jude Radiothon, held on Wednesday, February 21 through Thursday, February 22, brought in a grand total of $201,658 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

This two-day on-air fundraising event was hosted by WFMB-FM and WXAJ-FM in Springfield, Illinois and by WDZQ-FM in Decatur, Illinois.

The Springfield and Decatur communities showed their support for St. Jude’s mission by becoming Partners in Hope, a status referring to donors who make monthly contributions of $5 or more to St. Jude. Several local business and organizations also stepped up to support St. Jude, signing donations checks on-air over the two-day broadcast.

St. Jude is leading the way in research to improve the understanding, treatment, and defeat of childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases. The hospital provides care to children from all over the world with a guarantee that families never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food. Thanks to the dedicated work of the hospital and its partners, survival rates for childhood cancer have improved significantly in recent years. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago.

Individuals who were not able to donate during the Radiothon can still contribute over the next few days by visiting the St. Jude Radiothon page on either the Neuhoff Media Springfield website or the NowDecatur.com website.

For more information on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and its ongoing efforts to find cures for childhood cancer and other diseases, please visit www.stjude.com.

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