Just about every single country music superstar, and country music up-and-comer, makes it a point to visit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Many make multiple trips throughout their careers to help support the hospital, patients, and families.

"I was just struck by how much fun everybody's having," said Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry. "In this really challenging time in their lives, I feel like there's just a sense that they get to keep moving forward with life."

"It's as much about having a good attitude, a good spirit, and you definitely see that here," said Neil Perry. "It's a hospital, but it doesn't feel like a hospital. It feels like a family."

One of the most important aspects of the St. Jude mission for Kimberly Perry is that children are treated regardless of their family's ability to pay. "For a family struggling already with the fact that their child is struggling with a disease, the fact that they don't have to worry about the finances on top of that has to be a really liberating and encouraging thing. Here it is all about one thing, and that is finding cures for these diseases and passing that information on all over the world."

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St. Jude leads the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food. Treatments invented at St. Jude are shared freely with hospitals everywhere, and have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened.

Join the fight against childhood cancer by becoming a St. Jude Partner in Hope. Call the KIX Cares for Kids Radiothon at 1-800-372-4999, or click the donation button below.