Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Minden St. Jude Auction Begins 2024 Event to Raise Funds for Children’s Cancer Research

by BIZ Magazine

The 2024 Minden St. Jude Auction kicked off on Thursday morning and is set to continue through Sunday, drawing participation and support from the City of Minden and surrounding communities. Known for its remarkable generosity, Minden and its residents consistently contribute more money per capita to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital than any other city in the United States.

Last year’s auction saw an impressive $2,030,013 raised for the kids at St. Jude, reflecting the unwavering commitment of the community towards pediatric cancer research and treatment. The auction, broadcasted on KASO AM/KBEF FM and Optimum Cable, has evolved from its origins on KASO 1240 AM radio four decades ago into a four-day telethon and raffle, engaging audiences across various platforms.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, stands as a beacon of hope for children battling cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Recognized as one of the world’s premier centers for pediatric cancer research and treatment, St. Jude is distinguished as the first and only pediatric cancer center designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Families from all 50 states and around the world have found solace and healing within the walls of St. Jude, where cutting-edge research is conducted and freely shared with the global medical community. One of the hallmarks of St. Jude is its commitment to ensuring that families never bear the burden of medical expenses for treatments not covered by insurance.

The Minden St. Jude Auction holds a special place in the hearts of locals, having raised over $20 million since its inception, with Minden’s citizens proudly claiming the title of raising the most money per capita for St. Jude in the entire nation.

Reflecting on the success of this year’s auction, organizers expressed gratitude to the community for its overwhelming support, emphasizing the critical role each contribution plays in providing life-saving treatments for children battling cancer.

As the auction continues over the weekend, organizers and supporters remain optimistic about the potential to surpass previous fundraising milestones, reaffirming Minden’s unwavering dedication to the noble cause of pediatric cancer research and treatment.

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