Thank you, East Texas, for showing such love and caring for the kids of St. Jude. Your generosity is amazing and we love you! St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, relies on public donations to research and treat these precious kids who suffer from catastrophic illness, including childhood cancer.Founder Danny Thomas had the vision to build a place like St. Jude, where researchers, scientists and doctors would work together to find cures and develop treatments that would save lives. He also insisted that no child would EVER be turned away, or pay for anything at St. Jude.

KNUE believes in that mission and that's why every year since 1996, KNUE has proudly been apart of the St. Jude "Country Cares" Radiothon. More than 200 country stations across America believe in that mission as well. Together "Country Cares" has raised, with help from folks like you, over $440 million dollars.

When one child is saved, thousands of others are, too. It's because St. Jude shares all their research and protocols with researchers and doctors around the world for free!

So just know, when you become a "Partner In Hope" you are helping children right here in East Texas.

KNUE hopes that you commit to becoming a "Partner In Hope" today. It's only $20 a month, 67 cents a day, $240 a month! If you feel you can do that, please call and make your pledge today. 1-888-280-4673. Or click here to donate online.

Every donor will receive a KNUE St. Jude t-shirt and a chance to win concert tickets to Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and the KNUE  "Country Legends" concert with John Conlee, Eddy Raven and Gene Watson.

In January of 2010 when I was at St. Jude, I was blessed enough to have met Ellen, one of the bravest little girls I have ever met. Grab some tissue, and watch this video -- you will be blessed.