The area’s 2021 St. Jude Radiothon will be held today and Friday, about a month later than usual after its postponement because of February’s winter storm.
Marking its 40th anniversary this year, the event will be broadcast on Ruston station Z107.5 from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. both days.
Online donations can be made the days of the radiothon through a link on the home page of Z107.5 or by calling 1-800-787-5288. In related side events, donations will be taken in person at both Ruston Walmart locations and Super 1 Foods.
The Zeta Rho chapter of the service group Epsilon Sigma Alpha co-sponsors the event, which last year brought in more than $87,000.
ESA radiothon chair Nancy Darland said, “We’re glad to be able to have the radiothon rescheduled, and we know we can count on the continued generosity of our area residents.”
Currently, St. Jude Hospital is treating more than 850 active patients from Louisiana out of an approximate 8,600 patients annually. The facility’s operating costs total about $2.2 million daily, with 75% of that coming from public contributions. No family is ever billed for treatment, travel, meals or lodging.