Sara Evans has visited the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital twice -- once before she had kids, and once (this past January) after. The most recent visit changed her perspective, she tells Taste of Country.

“It was even more meaningful to me this time around,” Evans says. “I could completely put myself in the position of the parents that are there, dealing with their children that are sick.”

She adds that for this reason -- and because she was able to witness firsthand the care that goes into the treatment of children fighting life-threatening illnesses -- this charity is at the top of the list in terms of who she donates to.

Evans' most recent visit was led by a young man named Carlos, a former St. Jude patient himself. The hospital flew the then 4-year-old and his mother and grandmother in, let them stay on campus and treated him, for free.

“It was the most amazing, heart-wrenching story," Evans says, "but thanks to St. Jude and thanks to all the people who donate to St. Jude, a miraculous story with a great and happy ending.”

On March 6 and 7, Taste of Country is pressing pause on coverage to raise money for St. Jude to ensure that no one ever pays a dime for treatment while at the hospital.

“No child should die in the dawn of life,” founder Danny Thomas once said.

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