Radio One, Yolanda Adams, CoCo Brother and Affiliate Stations Raise More than $1 Million for Kids Fighting …

KevRoss | Posted Monday, April 16th, 2012 - Category: URBAN

GRAMMY ®-award winning artist Yolanda Adams and CoCo Brother uncover support of fifth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids inhabitant event width=

Radio One syndicated shows and inspiration stations lifted some-more than $1 million by a fifth annual Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids inhabitant eventuality to assistance St. Jude Children‘s Research Hospital yield a best caring to a world’s sickest children during no cost to their families.

The all-day radio eventuality on Apr 5 began during 6 a.m. with a Yolanda Adams Morning Show and finished during 11 p.m. with a CoCo Brother Live uncover and other syndicated inspiration shows and stations in 11 participating markets opposite a country, all seeking listeners to present to St. Jude.

The Radio Cares inhabitant eventuality highlights St. Jude studious testimonials and sparkling radio promotions. Since 2008, a Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids module has lifted some-more than $14 million in money and pledges by a support of scarcely 60 Radio Cares partner stations, including Radio One affiliates, to assistance tens of thousands of children like eight-year-old Emmanuel, who was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, an assertive eye tumor. Today, Emmanuel and children like him live happy, healthy lives since they are receiving a best medical caring and their families will never have to compensate St. Jude for anything. Emmanuel and his family common their relocating story live with listeners in Houston and reminded them of since their donations are important. It costs $1.7 million to work a sanatorium any day and some-more than 75 percent of that appropriation is from a munificence of particular donors.

In Atlanta, syndicated radio horde CoCo Brother generated a record-breaking $250,000 during his four-hour show.

“Our listeners continue to uncover their support for St. Jude in a large way, year after year,” pronounced Yolanda Adams of a Yolanda Adams Morning Show. “They unequivocally denote by a suggestion of giving how their hearts are overwhelmed by these pleasing patients and their personal stories.”

This year’s eventuality also welcomed a support of a National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), stoical of African-American general Greek minute sororities and fraternities, who launched a Call to Service for St. Jude debate in Mar as a lead into a annual radio event. Members of a organizations also volunteered during Radio One stations to answer phones and take pledges during a inhabitant Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids event.

“It is since of a support of organizations like Radio One, and a National Pan-Hellenic Council, and people like Yolanda Adams and CoCo Brother that St. Jude continues to provide a world’s sickest children with a best care, all while ensuring that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything,” pronounced Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children‘s Research Hospital. “We conclude their joining to a St. Jude goal of anticipating cures and saving children as good as a munificence of all a listeners who have assimilated a quarrel opposite childhood cancer and other lethal diseases.”

Several celebrities around a nation volunteered during a inhabitant radio eventuality by responding phones and vocalization with radio personalities about St. Jude. Participating celebrities enclosed RB singer/songwriter Musiq Soulchild, award-winning gospel song artist James Fortune and gospel song artist Dorothy Norwood.

At a end of a morning shows, a 11 participating associate markets continued a radio eventuality into a dusk by a joining of internal on-air personalities. Participating stations were located in Houston, Texas; Atlanta, Ga.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N.C.; Cleveland and Cincinnati, Ohio; Richmond, Va.; Detroit, Mich.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Indianapolis, Ind. and Washington, D.C. Donations can still be done towards a Radio Cares for St. Jude Kids eventuality by job 1-800-411-9898.

When St. Jude non-stop a doors 50 years ago, it was a initial entirely integrated children’s sanatorium in a South. African-American and white patients were treated in a same rooms; they dined together; and lavatory comforts were integrated. St. Jude was a initial to rise a heal for sickle dungeon illness with a bone pith transplant and has one of a largest pediatric sickle dungeon programs in a country, treating about 800 children a year. In addition, St. Jude shares these discoveries with doctors everywhere.

About St. Jude Children‘s Research Hospital:

Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children‘s Research Hospital has altered a approach a universe treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for a caring their child receives and, for each child treated here, thousands some-more have been saved worldwide by St. Jude discoveries. The sanatorium has played a pivotal purpose in pulling U.S. pediatric cancer presence rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is a initial and usually National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center clinging only to children. It is also a personality in a investigate and diagnosis of blood disorders and spreading diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by a late hostess Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in a emergence of life. Join that goal by visiting or following us on and

About Radio One:

Radio One, Inc. ( ) is a diversified media association that essentially targets African-American and civic consumers. The Company is one of a nation’s largest radio broadcasting companies, now owning or handling 54 promote stations located in 16 civic markets in a United States. As a partial of a core broadcasting business, Radio One operates syndicated programming including a Russ Parr Morning Show, a Yolanda Adams Morning Show, a Rickey Smiley Morning Show, CoCo Brother Live, CoCo Brother’s “Spirit” program, Bishop T.D. Jakes’ “Empowering Moments”, a Reverend Al Sharpton Show, and a Warren Ballentine Show. The Company also owns a determining seductiveness in Reach Media, Inc. ( ), owners of a Tom Joyner Morning Show and other businesses compared with Tom Joyner. Beyond a core radio broadcasting business, Radio One owns Interactive One ( ), an online height portion a African-American village by amicable content, news, information, and entertainment, that operates a series of branded sites, including News One, UrbanDaily, HelloBeautiful, Community Connect Inc. ( ), an online amicable networking company, that operates a series of branded websites, including BlackPlanet, MiGente, and Asian Avenue. In addition, a Company owns a determining seductiveness in TV One, LLC ( ), a cable/satellite network programming essentially to African-Americans.

About a National Pan-Hellenic Council:

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is a vital fondness now stoical of Historically African-American general Greek minute Sororities and Fraternities. Participating organizations include: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes communication by forums, meetings and other mediums for a sell of information and engages in mild programming and initiatives by several activities and functions. Our common seductiveness is use to the communities and to all mankind.

SOURCE St. Jude Children‘s Research Hospital

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