Updated 08/13/2009 02:32 PM
WGNA raising money for St. Jude's
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SCHENECTADY, N.Y. -- Country radio station WGNA is doing its part to help raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
The station is holding its fourth annual radiothon. WGNA participates in the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program.
This is the 20th year of the Country Cares program. Since the beginning in 1989, more than 200 stations cross the country have raised more than $345 million in pledges.
St. Jude's is regarded as a pioneer in leading the fight against pediatric cancer. It's fundraisers like this that keep the hospital fighting for a cure.
St. Jude's Board of Directors member Paul Wein said, "We are the leading edge of research for cancer treating pediatric cancer. What we do in Memphis is shared throughout the world. There are several children from the Capital District being treated in Memphis for brain tumors, leukemias and other diseases. We're very hopeful that one day we will find the right cure for the things that are taking our children away."
The radiothon began went from Wednesday morning until Thursday evening.