HLN morning anchor Robin Meade will be singing for charity this weekend, to help raise money for Saint Jude’s Hospital. In December, she performed in Las Vegas.
Michelle Roe of Palm Spring Life reports:
Meade has been asked to share her vocals and lend a hand at the Fifth Annual Patrick Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament, March 5-8, in Palm Desert. This four-day charity event, spearheaded by actor Patrick Warburton and his wife, Cathy, benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the admired organization that helps treat and defeat childhood cancer and other deadly diseases.
“Music and golf go so well together and this is one of the largest and most successful fundraisers here in the desert (for St. Judes),” Meade says. “Patrick and Cathy are there the entire time, and show their heart and why they care. When I hear people talk about the cause or the fact that children will get care no matter what, I’m grateful to be a part of this event.”
St. Jude is important to Meade on many levels and she, personally, recalls a time in her early 20’s when she came face-to-face with a family struggling with their child’s leukemia diagnosis.
“I was asked, as a public figure, if I would I help their fundraising efforts by performing at a carnival weekend the family was holding,” Meade says. “I gladly helped out…. I also thought how humbling it must have been for them to ‘ask’ for such money. Understandably, they would surely have preferred to focus on getting their child better instead of how much money it would cost. Thanks to St Jude, and people like Patrick and Cathy Warburton (and all the Palm Springs area folks who turn out to support the golf weekend) fewer families will have to endure the side worry about medical costs….as they face their most important challenge: getting their child well.”