Over the years, many country stars have thrown their support behind St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Scotty McCreery and his family played for St. Jude on Celebrity Family Feud. Three decades ago Alabama‘s Randy Owen founded Country Cares to bring his fellow artists together to raise money for the hospital. And Darius Rucker has helped raise a lifetime total of $2 million for St Jude.
But one Ohio middle school student just proved you don’t have to be a famous country singer in order to make a difference by donating to St. Jude.
Diesel Pippert, a 7th grade student at Western Reserve Schools, recently participated in the Huron County Fair. He showed livestock during the fair, and his total winnings or “premiums” added up to $15,000.
Instead of keeping the money himself, Pippert chose to donate all $15,000 to St. Jude.
“Diesel Pippert donated all of his livestock premiums to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital today (August 17) at the Huron County Fair large animal sale,” read a post shared to the Western Reserve Schools Facebook page. “His donation of $15,000 will help to find cures for young children and save lives. Diesel, you are a hero!“
Good afternoon, Western Reserve! A young man lives amongst us who should be an example to us all. WR 7th grader Diesel…
If you would like to follow Pippert’s lead and make a donation of your own, you can do so by following the link at the bottom of the Western Reserve Schools’ Facebook post.
Hats off to Pippert for his kind donation to St. Jude! His donation is sure to help change so many lives.
During a week in January this year, numerous country stars expressed their support for St. Jude through Country Cares, the organization led by Alabama’s Randy Owen. Artists gathered to share stories and songs, with all proceeds raised from events being donated to St. Jude.
You can learn more about Country Cares and how country artists help St. Jude by tuning in to the video below.