LINCOLN – On Thursday, September 14 generous hearts from across the state came together to raise nearly $90,000 for pediatric brain cancer research. The 5th Annual Team Jack Radiothon presented by The Home Agency, held in Lincoln at the University of Nebraska Student Union.
Radio partners KLIN of Lincoln, News Channel Nebraska of Norfolk, WOW FM Lincoln’s Classic Hits, KSID in Sidney, KBRX in O’Neill, along with over 20 radio stations across the state took part in the Radiothon.
The Home Agency not only sponsored the event but answered phones and sold Team Jack apparel. In addition, the phone bank was powered by Applied Connective of Albion and Clearfly. We are so thankful for their continued support of our cause.
“It gives our family as well as all our staff that helped with the Radiothon great pleasure knowing with the money raised on that day will help in the long run. We listen to all the kids talking on the radio about their illness and you ask yourself, why does it have to be that way? Well, maybe someday it won’t,” said Jim Baldonado, President of The Home Agency. “I really enjoyed listening to all the kids’ stories and then listening to the phones start to ring as that is exactly what happened. And watching the dollars keep coming in and at the end of the day knowing all the hard work was for a great cause.”
Among this year’s program highlights were over 35 local families impacted by pediatric brain cancer who shared their journey and experience with listeners. In addition, Actor & Comedian, Larry the Cable Guy stopped by for a live interview and donated $5,000 from the Git-R-Done Foundation. Other program highpoints were celebrity interviews with New England Patriot, Rex Burkhead, Renowned Sportscaster, Dick Vitale, Hall of Fame quarterback, Jim Kelly, Washington Redskin, Spencer Long, and many more.
Over the past five years, this event has raised over $300,000 for pediatric brain cancer research. This is event isn’t possible without the support of individuals across the state. A special thank you to The Home Agency and all of you for listening and donating. Visit www.TeamJackFoundation.org for more details on the event.