Two-day fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital February 9th & 10th
On Thursday & Friday, February 9th and 10th, 99.5 WYCD will broadcast their sixth annual Radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This year's event will once again take place at Oakland Mall's Center Court, from 5am-7pm each day. In 2005, WYCD raised $510,529. To pledge donations during the Radiothon, call (800) 832-9393 or log on to wycd.com to make an online donation. This year's event will also feature two country artists to help answer the phones. Clint Black will join Edwards & Lee on Thursday, February 9th at 5pm and Hal Ketchum will be talking to Dr. Don on-site on Friday, February 10th at 9am.
Country radio became involved on a nationwide basis in 1989 – Randy Owen of the group Alabama was the driving force. Now, hundreds of musicians support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude is the premiere facility for research in childhood catastrophic illnesses. 99.5 WYCD benefits from that involvement with donated items such as concert tickets, autographed guitars, a private concert from Josh Turner, and much more. All of these items and more will be given away over the course of the Radiothon as pledge incentives.
Listeners will have the opportunity to hear first hand how St. Jude helps local families. Patients as well as their families will be on-air and on-site to tell their story of how St. Jude is helping or has helped them.
The station is asking listeners to help show the world how big the Motor City's heart is by joining them February 9th and 10th from Oakland Mall for the 99.5 WYCD Country Cares For Kids Radiothon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Oakland Mall is located on 14 Mile Road at I-75 in Troy.