It takes just seconds to learn that the experience for kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is different than at any other hospital. Inside, kids as young as just a few months old are getting treatment for cancer or other life-threatening illnesses, but the building and atmosphere is ... cheery.

The ABCs of Cancer exemplifies what sets St. Jude apart from any other children's hospital. Children use the letters of the alphabet to express themselves. Some are sweet — "N" is for nurses, "Z" is for zapped — while others are poignant reminders of what's going on. Positivity, Wishing and Alive are three of our favorite letters. Thanks to donations from country music fans and artists, those words of support and positivity are more real than not today.

In the last 30-plus years, country music has banded together to raise more than $800 million for St. Jude. This week, we're looking for more. With costs averaging more than $2 million a day, there's a constant need for money to assist with the treatment and research happening at St. Jude. The difference you're making helps get patients to the letter "R," hopefully forever.

To donate or become a Partner in Hope, click the button below. Once again, Taste of Country has partnered with a number of Townsquare Media-owned stations to support St. Jude. We agree with Miranda Lambert, who says helping this great institution "feeds your soul.".

For more than 30 years, the country music industry has raised nearly $1 billion for St. Jude, but the need is as pressing as ever. Taste of Country and other Townsquare Media properties have partnered for a two-day event, having raised over $11 million previously. Tap the button below to become a partner in hope, and enjoy photos of some of the country's biggest stars who are doing their part to fight childhood cancer.

Thank You Gifts

To thank you for supporting St Jude Children's Research Hospital during our Country Cares radiothon with Drain Masters and becoming a Partner in Hope, you'll have the honor of joining the country community with a 'Love Music Stop Cancer' t-shirt and your choice of tickets to see either the Harlem Globetrotters March 2 or Utica Comets on Big Frog night March 25, both at the Adirondack Bank Center.

See the ABCs of Cancer

Meet the Patients of St Jude Your Donation Helps Save

Meet the patients of St Jude Children's Research Hospital that your monthly Partner in Hope donations helps save.

Country Stars Put on St. Jude's 'Love Music, Stop Cancer' Tees

Kane Brown, Gabby Barrett, Carrie Underwood and more stars show off their 'Love Music, Stop Cancer' shirts to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.