Country singer Darius Rucker raised for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital more than $2 million.
Last week, the crooner conducted his 10th anniversary benefit concert for Darius and Friends, accompanied by a golf tournament and a silent auction.
WKRN revealed that this year alone, Rucker, 53, gained $425,000 for St. Jude, exceeding his complete fundraising for the free children’s hospital to over $2 million over the century he kept his advantages.
The former Hootie and the Blowfish band also visited St. Jude frequently and even published a song called “Possibilities,” created by one of the courageous teenage nurses at the hospital in 2014.
10 years ago I visited @StJude and knew I wanted to do everything I could to help those kids and the amazing doctors who work tirelessly to find cures. Because of all of YOU, we’ve raised over 2 million dollars for them. Thank you. #DariusandFriends ? https://t.co/gGhqFgtbIl pic.twitter.com/hQh1DXxUzs
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) June 6, 2019
Rucker, Sheryl Crow, Luke Bryan, Brett Young, Jimmie Allen, Kane Brown and Travis Denning performed at this year’s Darius and Friends party.
Before the lineup was announced, the show was sold out.
“I was struck on that first visit by how St. Jude not only cares for their patients but also their patients’ families,” Rucker gushed in a statement. “They believe that a financial burden is the last thing a family should face when their focus needs to be on helping a kid get better, and St. Jude makes sure that their patients never pay a dime. It’s an honor for us to be able to help them continue such an important mission.”