St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and iHeartCountry will celebrate their 10-year partnership at the 2023 iHeartCountry Festival on Saturday, May 13 in Austin, TX. The partnership is part of iHeartMedia’s strong commitment to the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
This year’s iHeartCountry Festival will feature an on-stage moment with Ian, a 15-year-old St. Jude patient who received lifesaving treatment from the hospital after being diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2009. Ian and Amy Brown, co-host of “The Bobby Bones Show,” will encourage fans in the audience as well as listeners tuning in to donate to St. Jude and become Partners in Hope by making a monthly donation of $19 or more.
Nationally-recognized iHeart syndicated personality Bobby Bones, host of the iHeartCountry Festival, has been a long-time champion for St. Jude. Bones has raised more than $21.8 million since he began supporting St. Jude in 2014, bringing in more than 4,000 new pledges during his “Country Cares for St. Jude” radiothon event in December.
“iHeartCountry’s long-standing commitment to St. Jude speaks to the generosity of the country music community,” said Bones, who also serves as Vice President, Creative Director of iHeartCountry. “I’m very proud to support St. Jude by using the power of our platforms and live events for the benefit of thousands of children and their families.”
“The country music community has long been a part of the St. Jude family, and we are so very grateful for partners and ambassadors like iHeartMedia and Bobby Bones,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. “Through sharing the St. Jude story on national radiothons to fan engagement, more and more generous people are joining our mission all the time to help save more lives around the world.”
St. Jude has partnered with iHeartMedia for more than 30 years – most notably through its radiothon programs. Every year, the iHeartMedia radiothon program draws on the power of radio to tell the story of children and their families helped by St. Jude thanks to the generosity of iHeart listeners.
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