‘Dad vs. Daughter’ duo livestream road trip, raise funds for St. Jude

WASHINGTON — An Alexandria, Virginia, dad and his daughter are preparing to “Facebook Live” six episodes of their road trip to Los Angeles to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Keira Moran, 22, and her dad Jim have done this before. They posted portions of a 2015 road trip to Los Angeles on YouTube, in which they are heard debating topics like what six songs should have been hits.

Starting Monday, they do it again to raise money for the hospital that helped Keira’s aunt.

“My understanding is she was given a zero percent chance of survival, and now she is 26-years-old and still thriving,” said Moran.

This time, the duo’s Facebook Live videos are sponsored by several Alexandria businesses. Some of them, including Sugar Shack, Port City, Deloitte and Dominos have donated proceeds to the cause.

“Our goal is obviously unlimited money, because St. Jude’s main goal is to work with children who have cancer, and obviously that needs an unlimited amount of money,” said Moran. “So far we have raised a few thousand dollars from local business sponsors and some more money from individual contributions we have made. We’re hoping to at least double that by the time we get to Memphis with viewer donations and corporate sponsorships.”

The aspiring singer/songwriter says she and her dad will stop in Memphis for a tour, and to formally hand over the donations before continuing on to Los Angeles, where she is moving.

Jenny Glick

Jenny Glick joined WTOP as a fill-in anchor and reporter in June 2016. She previously worked as an Enterprise Reporter/Midday Anchor on WNEW in Washington.

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