There's something about the kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital that sticks with you. At his second Country Cares for St. Jude Kids seminar in mid-January, Dillon Carmichael couldn't help but gush about the kids he met that day, and at last year's event.

"I really connected with Drew," the "I Do for You" singer shared with Taste of Country, talking about one specific patient he'd met earlier, who arrived at St. Jude in September, "but getting to see and meet all these kids, I feel a connection with them."

In 2019, it was a young boy named Dallas with whom Carmichael had connected. "I'll never forget," he says. "You just don't forget 'em."

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital provides free care to children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening diseases, and the hospital shares its research with doctors and medical institutions around the globe. St. Jude patients and their families never receive a bill for their treatments, food or housing — and, after his visits, they have Carmichael's prayers, too.

"My family has been pretty lucky as far as cancer goes," says Carmichael, "but I absolutely want to pray for all of these families. I just feel so blessed."

From Feb. 6-7, Taste of Country will assist more than a dozen country radio stations in raising money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital with a webathon/radiothon. Nearly $9.2 million has been raised during the previous six joint efforts, with much more raised from other TSM stations later in the year. If you'd like to donate, check here for various options.

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