The St. Jude Radiothon will take place here in the Townsquare Media building today (Jan. 23) and tomorrow (Jan. 24). The New Orleans Pelicans are a reminder of how much sports and athletes can help with the St. Jude cause.

The New Orleans Pelicans visited the precious kids of St. Jude Children's Reserach Hopsital this past weekend. It's so nice and heartwarming to hear of the celebrities and athletes who truly care and make the effort to visit the St. Jude kids.

Anthony Davis, Brian Roberts, Darius Miller, and rookie Jeff Withey were excited to visit with their St. Jude friends. This is the second straight year the second-year players have visited the research hopsital. The Pelicans trio were accompanied by their coaches and fellow staff members when making their annual stop at St. Jude. The Sunday visit took place before their win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday afternoon.

“A bunch of our guys always want to go to St. Jude, because it’s such a cool place, a place where so many kids and their families get a chance – or a second chance,” Pelicans Coach Monty Williams said. “Some of (the children) come here with a prognosis that isn’t that great, but if you look at the success rate that St. Jude has had, when it comes to different types of (childhood) cancer, it’s always cool to be a part of that process. Lord willing, more people will get involved, because they need a number of things to make it go. But they need money (too). They do amazing work. I’m just glad to be a part of it.”

It’s great to hear these uplifting stories, especially since our St. Jude Radiothon begins today.

Like the Pelicans, you can make a difference, and be a “part of it”. Today and tomorrow, call 800-364-9665 to make a donation through our St. Jude Radiothon. Athletes aren’t the only ones who can help save a life. You can too.

(Jill McCoy contributed to this story)