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  • John Rich, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker + More Set for June 5 Concert for St. Jude in Memphis

    Wed, 16 May 2012 11:30:20

    John Rich, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker + More Set for June 5 Concert for St. Jude in Memphis - Charity + country music = two very good things

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    Charity + country music = two very good things. Country singer John Rich is working his butt off for his charity of choice, St Jude, which he won 2011's Celebrity Apprentice in support of.

    John Rich, Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker, Jeff Foxworthy and Big & Rich will perform at the "St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends" concert on June 5 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, Tenn. The event will serve as the first-ever concert kick off for the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Window World® and First Tennessee Bank will serve as presenting sponsors for the event. This year, as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® celebrates its 50th anniversary, the organization is thankful to all of its supporters who make it possible for the hospital to provide exceptional care to children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases, all while ensuring that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

    "The 'John Rich & Friends concert' is an incredible way for us to kick off this year's FedEx St. Jude Classic and celebrate the 50th anniversary of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "This year's tournament is about so much more than golf. We've planned a full week of events for our supporters to enjoy while also helping St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children."

    St. Jude patient Ben is especially looking forward to the concert. In 2011, on the day Ben, 19, was admitted to St. Jude, Rich made a special appearance at the hospital. Rich spent time with Ben that day and invited him to attend a concert when he was feeling better. Ben is just one of the many patients who have been touched by Rich in his 15 years of dedication to St. Jude.

    "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital holds a very special place in my heart, that's why I'm excited to kick off the FedEx St. Jude Classic with the 'John Rich & Friends' concert," said Rich. "I don't know how you could spend your time any better on this earth than to support something like St. Jude. It's truly God's work – taking care of them babies."

    What can you do to support St. Jude? Anyone out there seeing this show? Tickets are still available via via Ticketmaster.

    —Maggie Pannacione
    05.16.12



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