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Country Star Darius Rucker Has Raised Over $2 Million For St. Jude Children's Hospital

Amy Pilkington 17 Aug 2019

There's so much bad news out there in the world right now, so how about a shot of some genuine good vibes?

Country star and Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer, Darius Rucker has recently announced that he's surpassed $2 million raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The milestone coincided with the 10th annual "Darius & Friends" benefit concert, golf tournament, and silent auction.

In fact, the 2019 event blew previous years out of the water, raising more than $425,000 of that $2 million all on its own.

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The event takes place right before the Country Music Awards and is seen as an unofficial start to those festivities.

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Because so many country stars are in town for the awards, the event has tons of featured guests and sometimes surprise ones too.

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Rucker has wanted to help the hospital since his first visit.

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"I was struck on that first visit by how St. Jude not only cares for their patients, but also their patients’ families," he says, "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."

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And he plans to keep on hitting new milestones.

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"It’s an honor for us to be able to help them continue such an important mission," he said.

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