Hoping the baseball community will give back


(This is a Repost from my other Blog, FantasyCPR.com.)

If you have been wondering where I have been in the last two days, I have been dealing with something more important than any fantasy sport imaginable (yes, I can’t believe I typed those words). As a radio DJ and broadcaster I have ran into some pretty interesting stories and situations, but none that hit me quite like today.

I know that this is a hard time in the economy, and we are struggling to make ends meet. In these hard times, families are over the world are struggling. You and I though have a unique opportunity, as we sit in comfort, able to check our fantasy teams strive. Some of us are fortunate to watch our own kids grow up and enjoy the sports we love. Others coach many, and watch the kids we develop turn into the leaders of our community. In some situations though, Kids don’t get the chance to play on the fields we love.

That’s where St. Jude Research Hospital comes in. As I walked into work on Thursday I was instantly touched. The story of what these kids go through is touching, but seeing and hearing the happiness that can be found in what the St. Jude research hospital does can be so touching. More touching than that double that wins you a week of competition, and more touching than the no-hitter your favorite pitcher throws. This is why I am asking for all of the fantasy sports community to help the station I work at to raise as much money as possible.

Here at Fantasy CPR, we do everything for free. Our work is all done without cost, because I love to do it. I’m challenging all of the fantasy membership sites today to match me in donations. Become a partner in hope today, by committing just .66 a day.  That is 20 dollars a month. Feel free to call us up at 1-800-942-8715 or visit www.wjpd.com and click on the St. Jude logo on the front page.   

Thank you for any help you can give, and I look forward to hearing from you.

Here are some quick facts about St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee:

85 cents on the dollar goes to research and treatment of patients at St. Jude. The rest goes toward daily operations.

Founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude Hospital is the world’s premiere pediatric research center for cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

The daily operations cost is 1.4 million. St. Jude is the only pediatric center that fully pays for treatment, lodging, food, and travel for patients and their family.

Research findings at St. Jude are freely shared with doctors and scientists all over the world

When St. Jude Research Hospital opened it’s doors in 1962, the most common form of cancer in children had a 4% survival rate. Today the Survival rate is 94% and climbing with your help and support.

Thanks for your time. Not only will I appreciate it, the nearly 5,400 active patients and millions of cancer patients all over the world will be able to continue the fight knowing you are in their corner.