Radiothon seeks to raise $145,000 for St. Jude
Louisiana Tech’s Student Nurse Association, Forestry Club, Phi Mu Sorority and student athletes are joining together in hopes of raising money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Feb. 13-14 mark the two days slated for the St. Jude Radiothon, which will take place at Super 1 Foods from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 and from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14. This year’s goal is $145,000. “St. Jude Children’s Hospital provides care to children at no cost with catastrophic childhood diseases,” said Nancy Darland, a professor of nursing. “Their research has greatly improved the survival rates for childhood cancer. Many children from our area have been treated there. It is indeed a worthy cause.” Lisa Merritt, assistant athletics director of academics, said Steven Coretz, Student-Athlete Advisory Committee president, along with members of the SAAC, took it upon themselves to ask their teammates to sign up to help. “Throughout the year our student athletes support many different children’s events and causes from the development of the Ruston Soccer Club, visiting local schools, hosting Christmas parties at the Methodist Children’s Home, serving as greeters for the St. Jude radiothon,” Merritt said. “It’s a pleasure to work with such a generous and motivated group. We can all be proud of how they represent Tech.” Individuals will have multiple opportunities to donate during the two days, from listening to Z107.5 FM and calling in to visiting Super 1.