Alabama’s Randy Owen Honored by St. Jude

Randy Owen, lead vocalist for Alabama, was honored at the 50th anniversary of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the Founder’s Award Saturday night, June 30, in Memphis.

Randy helped start the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids program in 1989 after meeting legendary entertainer Danny Thomas, the founder of St. Jude. The program has raised more than $310 million in pledges for the hospital. The award was given to Randy by Thomas’ son, Tony Thomas. “Danny Thomas was such a special person,” an emotional Randy said in accepting the honor. “I didn’t have the chance to know him as well as some of you, but it shows you how a good man can inspire you in just a brief time.”

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