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promote St. Jude‘s children’s cancer research
Article By Sherell Curry // Spiritual
Posted March 13, 2017
Christians are here on earth to be the hands and feet of Jesus, offering love and help to those in
need.

Two top Christian radio personalities, Erica Campbell and Darlene McCoy are fulfilling that calling
by helping promote
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which pioneers research and treatments
for kids with cancer.

“St. Jude offers hope,” said Campbell of Get Up! Mornings with Erica Campbell, who shared her
thoughts on the state-of-the-art treatment facility in a video published by St. Jude. “They carry the
load and they give love, and support in probably the worst times in some families’ lives,” she
continued.

For years, St. Jude has been easing the financial load of families of cancer-stricken children by
ensuring that they never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food. This is
why the generous donations of the public are so important.

Last week, twenty-three cities across the country mobilized volunteers and helped raise money for
the nearly eight thousand patients that St. Jude treats each year as part of the St. Jude Radio
Cares Event.

Millions of dollars were raised.

“I’ve been to the hospital two times. It was life changing the first time I came, so much so that all of
my children are involved,” said McCoy of The Nightly Spirit with Darlene McCoy.

Explaining how she got hooked on helping St. Jude, she explained, “When you get an opportunity
to come to the hospital and see the living quarters for the families, and you actually see the
patients, you see the children that are walking around and they’re fighting for their lives, and you
get an opportunity to just touch and feel the reality, and you see how powerful the dollars that are
being donated to St. Jude, how powerful it is all over the world for research and how many children
are being saved. We fell in love with the cause. We fell in love with the children.”

Radio Cares, the largest single-event fundraisers for St. Jude nationwide not only rakes in dollars
for the families in need, but also creates more awareness of the important work of the hospital.

“We help that,” said Campbell, who is proud of the work she does with St. Jude. “And so, that
makes me so valued in the world—more than the music, more than all the other things that I do—to
know that I contribution that I’ve made has helped somebody’s life go a little smoother, it’s a good
feeling.”
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