The first day of our two-day radio-thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is off to a great start, thanks to the compassion of the Yakima Valley.

Among the first folks in the door to offer help? Mo the "bulldog tough" pooch and his pal Sid Ottem from Brumback Law Group! They presented Rik and Michele with a $200 check to help the brave kids who are battling some tough and scary diseases.

Thanks, guys -- we know that's a lot of dog cookies, Mo, and we appreciate your generosity!