Utica Comets players Richard Bachman and Jaime Sifers joined central New York raising $27,800 for St Jude, beating last year's day one of $25,000. And we've still got another day to go.

Thank you to all our volunteers answering phones and our sponsors for supporting St Jude Children's Research Hospital - Trailer Marketing Services, Holy Smoques BBQ, Swifty's Restaurant & Pub and Drainmasters.

More importantly - THANK YOU! We've said central New York is full of heart and the Partner in Hope Heart is overflowing with all your love and support.

We're well on our way of beating last year's total of over $72,000 and can't wait for DAY TWO!

Join the movement and become a Partner in Hope for just $20 a month. Not only will you be saving lives, you'll have a shirt to prove it. Donate online at St Jude or call 1-800-995-5257.