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Townsquare Media Buffalo reaches $1 million mark in total St. Jude Children's Research Hospital donations

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Tue, Mar 12th 2019 10:25 am

WYRK & WBLK joined nationwide effort to inspire listeners to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Over the past three years, WYRK and WBLK raised more than $1,000,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during their annual “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids” (WYRK) and “Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids” (WBLK), initiatives that share the hospital’s mission through inspirational St. Jude patient families battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

WYRK has participated in “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids” for three years, highlighting touching stories of St. Jude patient families. WBLK has participated in the “Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids” using similar stories for two years. Donations raised help ensure that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – “because all a family should worry about is helping their child live,” as St. Jude says. WYRK has raised over $300,000 in each year, including a record-high $325,785. WBLK surpassed last year’s total of $37,249 with $42,324 in its second year this past weekend.

Townsquare Media Buffalo’s Mark Plimpton praised the efforts of both station staff and the entire team that supported this mission: “Thanks to the support of our staff, the community and volunteers, we were able to do our part and contribute to this important cause. Over $1,000,000 is such an incredible total, and we could not be prouder of our entire team.”

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent.

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