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St. Jude Kids fundraiser

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Radio station K-98.5 hosted a radiothon Thursday and Friday as part of a national fundraiser.

The station held its ninth annual country cares for Saint Jude Kids event in Waterloo Thursday and Friday.

Station personalities were on air for twelve hours taking listener phone calls and donations.

All money raised goes toward Saint Jude Children's Research Hospitals to help uninsured families pay for treatment.

"Over our eight years so far that we've done this, we've raised over 400,000 dollars thanks to the efforts of everyone here in the Cedar Valley. It's great to see the people come and say 'you know what? We want to get those cure ratios of cancers to 100 percent', but it's only going to continue if somebody picks up the phone and dials," Bucky Doren said.

On Thursday alone, the radiothon raised more than $18,000 in donations.

It continues Friday.

If you want to donate, call 1-800-455-9196 or visit K-98.5's website.

 

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