As part of an annual tradition for as long as he can remember, Jimmy Ellis calls in to the WSB Care-a-Thon during Scott Slade’s segment to make sure that Jim Ellis Automotive takes part in supporting the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). This year’s call where Jimmy had plans to make a $10K donation to the cause took a turn as he was moved to up this year’s donation to $25K. 
This annual on-air event runs on 95.5 WSB radio and dominates the schedule for the duration of the two-day fundraising period in late July. It features stories of hope and inspiration, often shared first-hand from the patients, families and staff that are affiliated with the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of CHOA. Additionally, all the usual on-air personalities use their normally scheduled shows to host that period of the fundraising event, offering creative fundraising challenges and prizes to boost donations to the noble cause during their show period.
The Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders at the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta is one of the largest pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship programs in the country. Over the past 21 years, the WSB Care-a-Thon has provided patients and families access to more than 400 clinical studies. Funds raised go directly to help fund family support services, research and the Fellowship Program at the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center. To date, the WSB Care-a-Thon has raised more than $28 million. 
With the support from the WSB Care-a-Thon, research, the fellowship program and the Family Support Team are able to continue to provide vital services and programs to the patients. The Family Support Team works to care for the child and their family to help ensure their journey is as positive as possible. The family support team is extremely valuable to the patient’s experience, with most of the roles being donor-funded. With donor support, the team can continue to provide these services and programs to each patient. 
“Jim Ellis Automotive Group has been a proud donor to the WSB Care-a-Thon for over 10 years,” said Jim Ellis Automotive Group President and CEO Jimmy Ellis. “We are very grateful to be part of supporting such a worthy cause and excited that this year the Ellis Family Foundation was able to contribute an additional $15,000 on top of our usual $10,000 donation. We look forward to next year’s WSB Care-a-Thon!”
For those that missed the opportunity to donate during the WSB Care-a-Thon in July, it’s no too late. You can still be part of the wonderful work being done with the donor support funds that go to the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of CHOA. Learn more at