The 2013 'Country Cares for St. Jude Kids' radiothon starts next Thursday and you have the opportunity to make a huge difference in the lives of children everywhere!

When you make a commitment to donate to St. Jude each month, you become a Partner In Hope. Why is this significant?

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital helps kids with catastrophic pediatric diseases beat the odds. The patients at St. Jude in Memphis, Tenn. are there because every other doctor has told them that there is little to no chance of recovery from devastating illnesses like cancer. With your donations, the hospital's staff works tirelessly to find cures that save young lives.

But you don't have to wait until our radiothon to become a Partner In Hope. You can do so today by visiting our donation page. Then send us a note to tell us why you chose to become a partner in hope and we'll add your message to our Gratitude Wall which launches Feb. 28. Send messages to CountryCares@kkyr.com.

Thanks in advance for your generosity. Kicker and the amazing St. Jude kids thank you for it!