Jake Owen was honored this weekend with the prestigious Randy Owen Angels Among Us Award at the 30th anniversary of Country Cares for St. Jude Kids. The award honors individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to the hospital.
"I feel like it's our duty as a country music entertainers to give back, and I hope that others in the industry will follow my lead, just as I have followed Randy and so many others in the fight against childhood cancer," Jake shares. "I don't find there's anything else that's as valuable as helping kids at St. Jude."
In addition to Owen, previous Angels Among Us Award honorees include Brad Paisley, John Rich and Darius Rucker.
- Also this weekend, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital honored Alabama's Randy Owen and his family with the dedication of a new patient family room. “Randy Owen has rallied the country music community like no other for 30 years to make a tremendous difference in helping St. Jude fulfill its lifesaving mission for our patients and their families," Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for the hospital shares. "He is proof, like our founder Danny Thomas was, that one person can make a remarkable difference in this world."
Source: Biz Journals
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