RUSH: I want to give you another phone number and remind you of a Web address. This is our 24th annual radio Cure-A-Thon for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of America. It’s 24 years that we have done this, and you people have enabled records to be set in terms of donations. You have enabled research and progress toward cures of the blood cancers that are unparalleled.
As is the case most of the time, there simply isn’t a proper way to extend thanks to everybody. All I can do is tell you how much it’s appreciated by everybody involved, people that you’ll never meet, people that you will never know have the greatest appreciation for you. Even though they’ve not met you, they think that you are their friend.
They consider you a member of their family, simply by virtue of your generosity and your caring and your compassion. Twenty-four years of this Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Cure-A-Thon here on the Rush Limbaugh program. I want you to write down this number because I’m gonna be telling you to call it for the next three hours. It’s 877-379-8888, and whatever you have to donate is appreciated.
RUSH: As always, ladies and gentlemen, I do not come here and say, “The value that I bring to this is my time.” I never do these radio Cure-A-Thons without first doing what I’m asking you to do. So I always throw in an amount of cash myself or appreciated stock, whichever. But I always make a donation to lead it off. Some years I announce what it is. Other years I don’t. The years I don’t, people demand that I tell ’em what it is.
I say, “My parents always said, ‘Don’t do that. People are gonna think you’re bragging.'” But others say, “No, no, no, no. People want to know,” and so forth. So I’m always nervous about expressing how much. But I’ll just tell you this year in advance. I’m gonna do this in honor of the 25th year. The 25th year is next year, this is the 24th, but Kathryn and I are going to kick this off with a cool half a million.