The Alon/7-Eleven Lonestar 99.5 St. Jude fundraiser has been working throughout the month of February accepting your donations at Alon/7-Eleven locations all over Lubbock. And the latest total has been announced.

A great big thank you to our incredible sponsor Alon/7-Eleven and to all of you who donated to help the children of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

The latest tally of $38,265 reflects the donations you gave at the cash register of the more than 20 Alon/7-Eleven locations in Lubbock in February plus money raised from the Alon/7-Eleven St. Jude radiothon on Lonestar 99.5. But that massive amount isn't even the final number. The total will be complete when we add in the amount donated through the Alon/7-Eleven Penny at the Pump program.

Throughout the month of February, a penny from every gallon of gas pumped at local Alon/7-Elevens will be added to this total donation amount and donated to St. Jude.

We can't thank our wonderful Lubbock listeners enough for their incredible generous support for this important cause. Lubbock has really stepped up, and the powerful efforts of the Lubbock-area Alon/7-Elevens sponsor has provided phenomenal support to make so much more possible.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is saving children's lives everyday and depends on all of this support to continue to fight childhood cancer.

Since St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962, the overall survival rate for childhood cancer has increased from 20 percent in 1962 to more than 80 percent today thanks to Partners in Hope like our Lubbock listeners.

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