Florida Georgia Line Receive St. Jude “Angels Among Us” Award
Superstar duo Florida Georgia Line received the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Angels Among Us” Award during a special livestream presentation today (October 15th).
The livestream, themed “We Won’t Stop,” is an annual celebration of partners affiliated with the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® radio program.
St. Jude, located in Memphis, Tennessee is a research hospital for children battling cancer and other deadly diseases. Perhaps the most special part about the organization is, thanks to very generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food. Families receive the best care in the country, at no cost, making the worst and darkest days of their lives a little bit brighter – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Not only is St. Jude currently taking care of patients within its own doors but its research facility and labs are open 24/7 and freely share their findings with hospitals and doctors across the country. They are working towards a world where no family ever has to hear the words “you have cancer”.
Launched more than 30 years ago, Randy Owen from the band Alabama stood up during Country Radio Seminar in Nashville and asked his friends, colleagues, and radio partners to join together to help St. Jude and the children they serve, and so, “Country Cares for St. Jude Kids” was born. The program unites more than 200 radio stations and dozens of country music artists annually to raise awareness and support for St. Jude kids.
In addition, Owen, who has been an example of compassion and support since the beginning, kick-started the beloved tradition of giving the “Angels Among Us” award to others who have shown his spirit and exceptional dedication to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
As Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of Florida Georgia Line receive the award this year, the organization recognizes their generosity and passion for serving the St. Jude mission: Finding cures. Saving children.®
The 17-time chart-topping, multi-platinum duo have supported St. Jude families for many years. In addition to their involvement in the This Shirt Saves Lives campaign since 2017, they’ve also orchestrated several special moments with St. Jude patients. One prime example of this is when they surprised a patient on stage in 2018, leading a crowd of more than 1,500 fans in singing the “No More Chemo” song to him – in celebration of his last round of chemotherapy. Another example is just last year when FGL added a surprise tour stop at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during their “Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour.” The special event attracted a record crowd of patient families for an on-campus event, giving them a day to look forward to and a reminder that they are not alone.
This year, following the St. Jude “This Shirt Saves Lives” campaign, the organization introduces the “We Won’t Stop” tee. For a monthly donation of just $19, you can get the exclusive tee and help support this incredible program. It costs over a million dollars daily to operate St. Jude each and every day. Donations are what keeps them able to help children suffering. To donate and get your own “We Won’t Stop” t-shirt head to www.stjude.org.
To learn more about Country Cares and Jessica Turri, a main component in their story recently, check out our Woman of the Month feature.
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