September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and once again this year, I am raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which treats patients without charging their families a dime.
Treatments invented by St. Jude have helped push the overall cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80%. My 10-year-old son is a survivor of brain cancer, thanks to the hard work of the men and women at St. Jude. Josiah is in 4th grade this year, and leads a joyous life. He loves music, playing with babies and spending time on our big tree swing. He is a true blessing to everyone who gets to meet him, and cancer cannot keep him down.
This year, I am excited to announce that Relay FM is an official fundraising partner of St. Jude. As such, we have a super swanky fundraising page that I would love for you to go check out.
Last year, thanks to your generosity, we raised a little over $69,000 for the kids of St. Jude. This year, we’re hoping to blast through our $75,000 goal. To help make that possible, Myke Hurley and I will be co-hosting a live 6-hour video podcast on Friday, September 20, from 4-10 PM Eastern. Be on the look out for more information on that in the coming weeks.
Throughout the month of September, you will hear more about the work of St. Jude across a bunch of Relay FM podcasts1 and other nerdy publications. Each September, I am blown away by the compassion found in our community, so please know that my family — and countless others at St. Jude — cannot express our thanks enough.
No child should die in the dawn of life, at St. Jude is inching towards that reality each and every day, thanks to people like me and you.
- It’s why so much of Relay FM’s branding has been redone in gold for the month. ↩