Emily and Mark Shelton will join the WBKR St. Jude Radiothon at 3pm on Friday afternoon.  And, when they do, they will be aiming for yet another astounding, mind-blowing and ambitious fundraising goal.


Last year, in 2019, Emily and Mark announced they were going to try and get 160 Partners-in-Hope in just one hour.  The phone lines and WBKR St. Jude text line absolutely blew up.  Our local phone bank volunteers were so busy, calls were rolling over to the operators at St. Jude's national call center.

When it was all said and done, Emily and Mark surpassed their goal.

Yep!  You're reading that correctly.  The duo got 171 Partners-in-Hope in just ONE HOUR and raised over $40,000!

If YOU'd like to become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope, please call 1-800-201-8883.  It's just $20 a month for 12 months on a debit/credit card.  You can also text your donation by texting WBKR to 626262.  When you text WBKR, you'll receive a text in return.  Click the link and follow the prompts to become a Partner.

All St. Jude Partners-in-Hope receive a "This Shirt Saves Lives" t-shirt from St. Jude

St. Jude

And you'll have your name added to our brand new feature for 2020- the O.Z. Tyler Distillery St. Jude "Barrel of Hope"!


And, if you want to follow along with the excitement Friday afternoon, Barb Birgy will be broadcasting live on the WBKR Facebook page from 3pm to 4pm while Emily and Mark gun for their goal of 175 Partners!  You can tune in to see if the Sheltons achieve it.