The WBKR/Window World St. Jude Radiothon is underway and, like she does every year, Jaclyn Graves has returned to WBKR.  Jaclyn has always had a passion for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and was a vital part in making the WBKR St. Jude event what it is today.

When Jaclyn was our WBKR midday personality, she and I worked together every year to create a new St. Jude song for our event.  We committed ourselves to creating a new "anthem" for each St. Jude radiothon and each was inspired by a St. Jude patient that we knew personally or a St. Jude patient whose story inspired us.

For this year's event, Jaclyn wrangled the help of some folks from her church.  Backed by Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Worship Leader David Rodgers, Apollo High School senior Emma Bell, Jaclyn created new versions of four of our favorite songs- "She Heard His Voice Today", "Dreamer", "Soar" and "There's Another Star in the Sky."   Take a listen.  These new arrangements are sensational and Jaclyn sings with her trademark passion for St. Jude.

"She Heard His Voice Today" is inspired by St. Jude patient Chance Tetrick and his mother, Jennifer.  Jennifer once shared that a St. Jude Radiothon gave her the opportunity to hear her son's voice again, months after he passed.

"Dreamer" is inspired by St. Jude patient Ella Dreamer and her mother Jeanna.

"There's Another Star in the Sky" was written for Robert Cunningham, who passed away from AML at the age of 15.  Robert is from Butler County, Kentucky.

"Soar" was inspired by several St. Jude patients and the enduring spirit of the hospital and the proclamation of its founder Danny Thomas that "No child should die in the dawn of life."

To become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope, all you have to do is call 1-800-201-8883.  Or you can text HOPE to 626262.

Become a St. Jude Partner-in-Hope is easy.  This year, the dollar amount to become a Partner has changed slightly too.  It's now just $19 per month for 12 months to support the children and mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

All Partners-in-Hope will get a "We Won't Stop" t-shirt and free food from Chick-fil-A.


The phone lines will be open from 6am, Thursday, February 4th through 7pm, Friday, February 5th here at WBKR.

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