REDDING, Calif. -

K-Shasta 104.3 in Redding is holding its annual St. Jude's radiothon March 6 and 7.  In 48 hours they're hoping to collect as much money as possible to donate to the research hospital.

Morning personality Don Burton has been a part of this effort for years.

Burton said the mission of St Jude is to provide treatment to kids fighting life threatening diseases, regardless of the ability to pay.

Burton said $20 a month can make a huge difference and even help local boys and girls.

“The reason it is so important is because it is a local charity,” said Burton. “Because if a child in the Northstate needed St. Jude, they’d be there. from ... medical care, where they stay, their food, it is all taken care of.“

The telethon ends tomorrow at 7:00 p.m.

If you would like to donate call 1-800-966-5529.