NORTH WILKESBORO, N.C., Nov. 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Window World, Inc.®, America's largest replacement window and home remodeling company, participated in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. on Saturday, Nov. 17 and were the top fundraiser for the entire Charlotte, N.C. Walk, which included more than 20 teams and 500 participants. Window World Corporate, located in North Wilkesboro, N.C., raised more than $23,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Leading the team was Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth, whose nearly $8,000 in donations made her the top individual fundraiser in the entire Charlotte market and one of the top ten participants nationwide.
Overall, Window World Corporate's fundraising efforts made them the team with the third most donations in the country. All donations from the event will be used to research and treat childhood cancer at St. Jude.
"St. Jude holds a very special place in the Window World family's heart," Whitworth said. "I am so proud of our entire Window World team for our fundraising success in this year's Walk. We have once again come together to do everything we can for the children of St. Jude."
Nationwide, 21 Window World teams participated in the Walk raising a total of nearly $52,000 for St. Jude. All of these donations were raised on behalf of Window World Cares™, the charitable foundation of Window World. Since its inception in 2008, Window World Cares has donated more than $2.9 million to St. Jude and was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. This year, Window World was honored by St. Jude for the third year in a row by being commemorated on the St. Jude Corporate Partnerships Wall at the hospital. They were chosen to be displayed on the wall because of their ongoing commitment to St. Jude and donations to the hospital over the last year.
About Window World, Inc.®:
Window World, Inc.®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is America's largest replacement window company with stores and offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995 and led by CEO Tammy Whitworth, the company consistently delivers value to homeowners by combining quality windows, siding and doors with excellent service at low prices. An ENERGY STAR® retail partner, Window World sells and installs more than one million high-quality residential replacement windows annually and has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval five years in a row. For more information, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800-NEXT-WINDOW.
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About Window World Cares™:
Window World Cares™, founded by Todd and Tammy Whitworth, is the charitable foundation of Window World, Inc. and corporate partner of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Since its inception in 2008, Window World Cares has raised more than $2.9 million for St. Jude and was named New Corporate Partner of the Year in 2010. In addition to St. Jude, Window World Cares also supports the Veterans Airlift Command, which provides free transportation to injured soldiers, veterans and their immediate families. To learn more about Window World Cares and its charitable partners or to donate, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
CONTACT: Todd Woods Window World, Inc. Phone: 336-667-2100 E-mail: TWoods@WindowWorld.com Cindy Phillips Reed & Associates Marketing for Window World, Inc. Phone: 757-962-7375 E-mail: Cindy@ReedandAssociatesMarketing.com