Did You Know the Gospel World Gave St. Jude a Unique Gift of Life?

Hey Cuties,

I hope you remembered to spring forward Saturday night.  Are you like many others struggling to adjust? I had an amazing time hanging out with the folks from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Thursday. St. Jude and Radio One music stations took over the airways for the annual St. Jude Radiothon. If you heard it on your radio then you know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t, don’t worry I’m going to fill you in. If you want to donate you can still call 1-800-411-9898. 

This was my first year participating and out of the gate I wasn’t exactly sure what I was signing up for but either way, I was all in. I struggled with what to wear because that is always my dilemma. I settled on something that was middle of the road but comfortable. As it turns out it was perfect. Grabbed my usual muffin and tea and got on the road. I turned to Praise 104.1 so I could listen to the radiothon while I drove.  That radiothon started at 6 AM with Gospel Artist Erica Campbell of Mary Mary and her radio show.

St. Jude Radiothon

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Radiothon Phone Bank

This room was a constant revolving door. This is where the action took place. It was loud, it was quiet, it was love, it was support it was competition it was breakfast, it was lunch and it was networking. It was all of the things. However the energy was always good. We could also see a tally of how much money we raised.

St. Jude Radiothon

St. Jude Partners in Hope T-shirt

The goal was to sign up as many St. Jude Partners in Hope, to be a partner you commit to donating $20 a month for a year. When you become a partner you received this dope shirt. They also offered a variety of incentives around the hour that you would get in addition to this t-shirt.

St. Jude Radiothon

Gospel Artist: Robert E. Person @RobertEPerson & Stephen Hurd @StephenHurd

OH MY GOSH! Gospel artists Robert E. Person and Stephen Hurd were so freaking hilarious. Robert was answering calls and Stephen was talking to the people in the background. One caller recognized his voice and said they attend his church. hahahahha When Stephen Hurd started answering the phone he had a British accent, he is NOT British. hahahha It was great to see some of Gospels most amazing artist in here supporting a worthy cause but also having an amazing time.

St. Jude Radiothon

Gospel Artist Jarmel Evan @IAmMyWorship

St. Jude patients never receive a bill when they come for treatment. Some patients are there for a really long time. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital focuses on taking care of your kids and easing your burden. You don’t pay for food, lodging or medical expenses. LISTEN!!!!! As a parent your job is to simply focus on your child and they take care of everything else.

St. Jude Radiothon

Autrotrader is a proud Sponsor

It takes a village to keep this well-oiled St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital machine going. Autotrader is a member of that village; they were on hand lending their support.

St. Jude Radiothon

Thanks for supporting St. Jude, I’m MimiCuteLips and I will be helping you today.

I was on the phone-lines talking to the donors. It was nice to hear them share their story, they were eager to give their credit card numbers honey. These folks were genuine; I had a lady tell me to hurry up because she had a meeting to attend. I loved that she wanted to make sure she made her donation before her meeting. I made it as quick as possible.

St. Jude Radiothon

Mi & Gospel Artist Jeremiah Hicks @JeremiahHicks

Jeremiah Hicks and I were sitting next to one another answering calls and chatting.

St. Jude Radiothon

DJ Soul @DJSoul73, Kassidy & Mi taking calls

DJ Soul was a nervous mess, I laughed the entire time. He would panic every time the phone rang, but he would answer it and handle the call and then panic when he hung up. HILARITY! Our seats were revolving doors so we all answered the phones and then someone in would swap us out and we would take a break and they would answer calls. I was a natural.

St. Jude Radiothon

Gospel Artists: Vashawn Mitchell @Vashawn Mitchell & Stephen Hurd @StephenHurd

Post interview pictures, Vashawn Mitchell sings Nobody Greater and that is one of my favorite gospel jams. My Stephen Hurd jam is Revelations v1 (Hallelujah, Salvation & Glory)

St. Jude Radiothon

Mi & Clifton Ross III @CliftonRossiii

Clifton Ross III, BET’s Sunday Best All Stars and I sat down and chatted out why he supports St. Jude.

St. Jude Radiothon

Mi & Natalie Wilson

Gospel Artist Natalie Wilson came out to answer some calls.

St. Jude Radiothon

TV Host & Pop Culture Commentator Jawn Murray

Jawn Murry is one of my new favorite people. I’ve seen him at events, I’ve seen him on TV but this was the first time I had a chance to get to know him. He is my spirit animal. I will work with him again, hear that Universe?

St. Jude Radiothon

Mi & Charles Butler

Gospel Artist Charles Butler rolled up his sleeves and got to work after our interview.  He and Jawn Murray cut up so bad; it was nice to see the brotherhood the artists have with one another.

St. Jude Radiothon

L to R: Sam Roberts, Charles Butler, Jawn Murray, Roderick Giles, Jeremiah Hicks & Vashawn Mitchell

St. Jude Radiothon

Then there were more…

L to R: Vashawn Mitchell, Jawn Murray, Praise 104.1 VJay Cheryl Jackson, Brittney Wright, Roderick Giles, Jarmel Evan, Clifton Ross III, Stephen Hurd, Jeremiah Hicks & Ron Thompson

Big Shout out to Lisa and Devin from St. Jude they were a huge help. They made sure we were trained and answered any questions we had.

St. Jude Radiothon

We beat our goal!!!!!

St. Jude Radiothon

#StJudeRadioCares #RadioCares2017

Have you ever called in and donated to a radiothon or a telethon? Chat with me in the comment below or FB, IG or Twitter.

Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Tia | Pennies In My Pocket

    It’s great to see people come together to give back. How awesome that you were able to participate too.

  2. robin masshole mommy

    Awwww, I love this. St. Jude is such a wonderful charity to donate to. They do SO much for the kids they treat.

  3. Chrishelle Ebner

    What a great cause. It is so nice to see the artists of the Gospel community helping make the world a better place. I cannot believe y’all raised a quarter of a million dollars. My hat is off to all.

  4. candy

    St. Jude is always a wonderful place to donate and give of service. Looks like you had a wonderful time, gave some service back and helped many people in the end. If you made some new friends and connections all a winner.

  5. Franc Ramon

    I love events for a cause like this. You get to help out and you also get enjoy your time.

  6. Joanna

    This is awesome. Glad you and these artists were able to participate for such a great cause!

  7. Christy Maurer

    Wow, that is so amazing the amount that was raised. It is for such a great cause too. I love it when people come together to support something like this.

  8. Carlana Charles

    I am all for anything that benefits our children today, cause they are after all the future, the next generation. I trust the even was very successful.

  9. paula schuck

    Such an amazing charity. Thanks for sharing this. I support St Jude’s because they do amazing work. Way to go raising that much money for St Jude’s. Hats off.

  10. Felecia Monique

    Looks like a fun event. So jealous. Your lipstick was popping too!

  11. Pam Wattenbarger

    I have never donated to a telethon but I always donate to St. Jude when I see a donation canister or something. They are doing great work.

  12. Jenn

    I love St Judes. The things that they do are amazing for families. I love that they raised so much money.

  13. Michelle

    Congrats on beating your goal! Looks like you had fun! This is such a great cause!

  14. Jacqui S

    St. Jude’s is such a great cause. I love this. Looks like a great event!

  15. valmg @ Mom Knows It All

    I have heard of St Jude before over the years. I love that they help children and understand families may have financial challenges and don’t bill them.

  16. Lauren

    Heeeey!!! I know Kassidy. Such a small world. Looks a like a really great event. I’ve always been a St. Jude supporter.

  17. Christine

    I love this! As a fellow St. Jude ambassador, I was so sad that I wasn’t here for this incredible event. Great job on the interview and recap. St. Jude does such amazing work!

  18. Annemarie LeBlanc

    It feels good deep inside to be able to go out and do good for people who really need it the most. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital needs all the help they can get to give their patients a better life.

  19. Stephen

    Woo well done on raising so much money!! Looks like you had such a fun time 🙂

  20. My Teen Guide

    I’m glad that you are part of that event, such a fun event, I’ve never been attended any event like this.

  21. Victoria Heckstall

    It’s a great feeling when you’ve been in a fun event. I’m so glad that you shared this.

  22. RaNesha

    Wow this is awesome!! Thanks for sharing something positive and uplifting. Btw I love Vashawn Mitchell I listen to him quite often.

  23. Emily

    This is great to see! I am sure everyone there had a great time, and knowing you helped so many makes the experience that much better.

  24. Courtney CJ

    I love that you are so committed to a cause you love. That is beyond dope that you all exceeded your goal. Congratulations! I’m also not surprised that you were a natural. You looked comfortable and confident in your photos.

  25. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    THis is a fabulous initiative. Giving back to the community is such an important thing to do. I love to hear about people and organizations helping St. Judes hospital.

  26. Jamie H

    What an awesome thing for them to do! St. Jude’s is such a great cause to support!

  27. Kate | Life of a Ginger

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is such an amazing place! I makes me happy to see so many pitching in to help with fundraising!

  28. Kassee Lane

    I heard great things about Saint Jude for the longest time. I’m glad that you got to be a part of the amazing things that they do.

  29. Tione

    This seems like a cool way to earn donations. The t-shirts are cool too.

  30. Vany|misscoilyhair

    I have donated to St Jude before, but not through Telethon or radiothon. It looks like such great event. It’s always good to see people get together and give back.

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