Just about every country music fan knows Suzanne Alexander. She’s a television host on GAC, and we’ve all seen her at red carpet events, and hosting just about everything that has anything to do with country music. I got to meet Suzanne in November, 2009, when we were both guests on The Santa Train. Wynonna was the celebrity guest on the train that year, as Santa and all of his helpers boarded the train for a 110-mile trip through Kentucky, Virginia and into Tennessee, delivering 15 tons of toys to children in need, at 14 scheduled stops. [Above photo from 2009 Santa Train. Past Article]
Suzanne I still busy with her work at GAC, and she still busy helping those who need her help. Below is an e-mail I received today, that tells us how she is running to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. And, how we can help her with her efforts!
Industry vet and radio and television host Suzanne Alexander has vowed to run a half marathon race every month to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. She has already completed the Country Music ½ Marathon last month and the Flying Pig ½ Marathon in Cincinnati this month. The initial race that prompted the fund raising came about when she signed up for the NYC Marathon which is November 2. “Running doesn’t come easy to me and often I hear that little voice saying just quit, but the race against cancer never ends and I will continue to look to every finish line and pledge to help fight childhood cancers,” Alexander stated.
Next month Alexander will run a ½ marathon in Franklin, TN followed by the Chicago Sunset ½ in July. She has launched a fund raising page on Facebook that will contain her running blogs and some great auction items from country music artists.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us onfacebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
I hope you will all lend whatever support you can to Suzanne, and to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
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