NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., June 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, continues its support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® with the sponsorship of St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends.
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On Tuesday, June 7, the fifth annual St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends event took place in Memphis, Tennessee. A mix of celebrity appearances, music, philanthropy and fun, this event assisted the lifesaving mission of St. Jude. Legendary talent, including Big & Rich, Robby Krieger, Frankie Ballard and Drake White, performed to drive awareness and raise funds for the hospital in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
“We are honored that Window World once again agreed to be presenting sponsor of this year’s St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends, an inspiring evening of music that is part of a week full of golf events supporting our patients and families,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Window World continues to be an incredibly dedicated partner, helping St. Jude continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving the lives of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases around the world.”
Window World has signed on as the national presenting sponsor of the event every year since its inception in 2011. As part of the sponsorship, Window World Chairman and CEO, Tammy Whitworth, presented St. Jude with a check for $50,000, on behalf of Window World’s charitable arm, Window World Cares®, for the fifth year in a row. The latest amount brings the company’s total fundraising for the hospital to more than $7 million.
“The entire Window World Family is extremely passionate about St. Jude,” said Whitworth. “From local events to national sponsorships, Window World continues to seek out ways to advocate for the hospital. This celebration is one of our favorites, combining an enjoyable evening, great music and a worthy cause.”
In addition to its year-round support of the hospital, Window World just completed the recent auction of The Stinger, a one-of-a-kind Indianapolis 500 concept car featuring the signatures of 249 Indianapolis 500 veterans. Serving as a platform to provide inspiration and hope, it was displayed at various locales, including races, museums and home shows nationwide leading up to its sale. Accounting for $900,000 of the $1,034,000 total dollars raised at the auction, The Stinger was sold to The Century Club, a group joined together by members’ passion for St. Jude and their desire to preserve the car for the future enjoyment of all. The Stinger makes its final stop at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway museum, a donation from The Century Club. “One of our company's core values is to give back,” added Whitworth. “I am proud of the ultimate gift The Stinger provided to the patients and families of St. Jude.”
About Window World®
Window World®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, with more than 200 locally-owned offices nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company sells and installs windows, siding, doors and other exterior products, with a total of over 11 million windows sold to date. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® partner and its window products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal for nine consecutive years. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
About Window World Cares®
Window World Cares® was founded in 2008 by Tammy Whitworth and her late husband, Todd. The foundation provides funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, where it was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. Since its inception in 2008, the foundation has raised over $7 million for St. Jude. To learn more about Window World Cares or to donate, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
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CONTACTS: Gillian Luce Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc. Phone: 757-962-7375 Email: Gillian@ReedandAssociatesMarketing.com