Meet Ian, he is 6 years old, and a patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, and just had the fight of his life, for his life. What were you doing at 6 years old?
I have had the honor and opportunity to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital many times in my broadcast career and each time I do, I am amazed at the progress that is made in researching pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases. This year, I was enthralled to be introduced to the Beam of Hope. THIS is an amazing tool that will be used to save lives and just another reason why becoming a Partner In Hope (PIH) is so important.
The Swon Brothers were familiar with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital long before competing on 'The Voice' or signing a country record deal. Zach and Colton Swon say their mom has been a longtime supporter of the children's hospital. Still, visiting there for the first time was much different than what they expected.
For Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line, it wasn't always just about the music. From the earliest days of their musical partnership and friendship, the two men knew they wanted to use their songs to provide opportunities for those in need. The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a great avenue for that generosity.
Sara Evans has visited the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital twice -- once before she had kids, and once (this past January) after. The most recent visit changed her perspective, she tells Taste of Country.
Like so many country stars, Billy Currington remembers expecting his first St. Jude visit to be depressing -- they are treating sick kids after all, he figured. If there's one lesson to remember from Taste of Country's two-day webathon, however, it's that that couldn't be further from the truth.
For Miranda Lambert, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a place of hope. She's certainly not alone in that belief. The millions of people who've been touched by the world famous medical research facility will agree, as will dozens of other country stars. For 25 years, country artists have led the fundraising charge for this world-class facility.
Jay, Joe Don and Gary of Rascal Flatts have stepped up to help the kids at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. During a two-day Taste of Country webathon, fans can bid on this autographed electric guitar, with all proceeds going to St. Jude.
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