MANKATO, Minn. --- Alpha Media, Mankato is in the middle of their annual radiothon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with a goal of raking in even more money than years past.
Community members around Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa are stepping up in an effort to support St. Jude's mission to fight childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Last year Alpha Media, Mankato raised $77,000 for St. Jude's where families with a sick child leave the hospital without a huge financial burden.
"The families who are treated at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, travel, housing or food because they just really want those families to focus on helping their children get better. It's really an incredible place and the local businesses and local communities have just absolutely stepped up and we can't thank them enough," said Jessica Blais of Alpha Media, Mankato and 103.5 KYSM.
Day one of the radiothon just wrapped up and resumes tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The number to call to donate is 800-303-1135 and/or become a partner in hope and make a monthly donation at the attached link.