The Bobby Bones Show Donates $150,000 to St. Jude
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:52:42
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Last week, The Bobby Bones Show made a donation of over $150,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in honor of co-host Amy's mother Judy, who recently passed away from cancer.
For two years, listeners of The Bobby Bones Show followed Judy's battle with the disease and she became the inspiration for the program's #PimpinJoy campaign, which encouraged people to choose random acts of kindness.
When she passed away last month, Amy's family asked that donations be made to St. Jude in lieu of flowers or any other contributions. Listeners and friends in the Country music industry, including Dierks Bentley, Lindsay Ell and Little Big Town, made donations, quickly surpassing the original $20,000 goal in just one day and culminating with more than $150,000 being raised at the end of one week.
The Bobby Bones Show, including host Bones, co-hosts Amy and Lunchbox, as well as Eddie, Nada and Cruz, followed up the week of donations with a trip to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. The group presented their donation, toured the hospital, decorated cupcakes with patients, and Bones' band The Raging Idiots played a special show for patients and their families with Country singer Maggie Rose.
"We've worked with St. Jude a lot in the past," stated Bones. "They do such important work, so anytime we're able to support them, we jump at the chance."
St. Jude presented Amy and the show with a plaque honoring Judy that will be displayed at the hospital. The plaque's inscription reads: "In memory of Judy we choose joy every day."
That is amazing!
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If you want to get involved, donate at St. Jude's website.