MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R), one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers, has once again joined forces with Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the United States, in its annual radiothon to help St. Jude find cures and save children.
During the radiothon Promesa y Esperanza (Promise and Hope), taking place February 5 and 6, listeners can pledge their donations by calling 1-800-998-VIDA (8432) or by visiting www.promesayesperanza.org. The event will be broadcast to more than 15 markets around the country, including Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, New York and Puerto Rico.
Through Univision Radio's support, the Hispanic community will learn about the St. Jude mission and have the opportunity to help save the lives of children by becoming Angeles de Esperanza (Partners in Hope) by donating $20 each month. These generous donations help St. Jude keep its promise that no child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.
"The dedication of Univision Radio and generosity of its listeners will give hope to St. Jude patients and their families as they fight cancer and other deadly diseases," said David L. McKee, interim CEO and chief operating officer of ALSAC, the fundraising organization of St. Jude.
"We are honored to once again partner with St. Jude to bring hope to patients and their families through the Promesa y Esperanza radiothon," said Gary Stone, president and chief operating officer, Univision Radio. "The response from our listeners and employees - our Univision family - has been inspiring and speaks to our commitment to contributing to St. Jude's mission of helping save children's lives."
One-year old Christian Mendoza from Mexico is one such child who is fighting for his life at St. Jude. When Christian was 4 months old, his mother Mayra discovered a small dark spot in one of his eyes. When Mayra noticed that the spot continued to grow larger, she took Christian to a local hospital where he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a type of cancer in the eyes. The doctors immediately referred Christian to St. Jude where he is now receiving treatment to save his life and his sight.
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.
Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Movil, the industry's most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit www.univision.net
|SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital|
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