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More than $6 Million Raised During Two-Day Event to Support Research and Treatment for Childhood Cancer and Other Catastrophic Diseases
Date:2/14/2008

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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 60,000 callers generated $6.1 million dollars during the Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope) radiothon held by Univision Radio, a division of Univision Communications Inc. The radiothon, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, took place February 7 and 8, 2008.

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"There are no words to describe how grateful we are for the generosity that the Hispanic community has shown to St. Jude," said John P. Moses, Chief Executive Officer for ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude. "Univision Radio and its listeners are valued partners in the fight against childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases not only here in the United States but throughout the world including Latin America."

During the two-day broadcast event, St. Jude patients and their families visited the radio stations to share their St. Jude experience with listeners and volunteers. Hispanic celebrities also joined the St. Jude's life-saving mission by lending their voices during the radiothon. Among those who supported the event were singers Luis Fonsi, Jeremias, Enrique Iglesias, Fanny Lu, Charlie Zaa, and Fulanito as well as Univision personalities Ana Maria Canseco, Karla Martinez and Raul Gonzalez from Despierta America, Marisa del Portillo and Lilia Luci
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