'No child should die in the dawn of life'.

That was the quote said many  years ago by the founder of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Danny Thomas.

I have visited this hospital several times and I can truly say that you can feel the Hand of God at work there.  It truly is someplace special as the main goal of the hospital is find cures for catastrophic childhood diseases, most notably cancer.  These treatments are then shared freely with all hospitals, clinics, and doctors across the nation and the world.

Despite an over 90% cure rate for the most common form of childhood cancer, kids are still dying.  We lost one of our great friends over the past year. 

Many East Texans have come to know Cadence Simmons of Hudson over the past few years.

Early in life, the beautiful young girl was stricken with leukemia, but she and her family battled the disease.  Cadence received treatments in Houston and began to make great progress.

A couple of years ago, a lovely, vivacious 3 year old graced our KICKS 105 studios to lend her support for other kids battling cancer.   I was so touched at this young girl's and her family's testimony of faith and courage.

In 2010, the cancer came back with a vengeance.  I kept up with the updates on her health through her 'Love For Cadence' Facebook Page.  So many offered support and prayers, however, on November 13th, Cadence left this world and became an angel in the beautiful, non-suffering realm of Heaven.

This Thursday and Friday, we will be asking anyone who can to please become a Partner in Hope.  The cost is just $20/month and goes directly towards finding cures.  These cures and treatments are used everywhere including in cancer centers in Houston and throughout East Texas.  The number to call will be 1-800-345-4673 (HOPE).

After all that Cadence and her family have done for the Radiothon, we knew it was the right thing to dedicate this event in her memory.

May God bless you and please take some time out to listen to some of the stories on Thursday and Friday...I promise that doing so will change your life for the better.