Empire State building to display artwork from St. Jude patients and shine its tower lights for Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.
NEW YORK CITY.– Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. announced that it will enter into a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The partnership will kick-off with a special window display that will run from September 1 to October 4 in the Fifth Avenue lobby windows of the Empire State Building. The sculptures and paintings that will be on display were reproduced and inspired by artwork created by St. Jude patients, ages 8 through 12. Art therapy is one method used by Child Life specialists at St. Jude to help patients work through their emotions while undergoing treatment. The exhibition coincides with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer that will be held in 58 cities across the country, including New York City, on Sept. 26, 2015.
In November, the Empire State Building will also sparkle its world-famous tower lights in green in honor of the 12th Annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, which unites celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners in raising awareness and donations while they shop over the holiday season to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
"As a resident New Yorker, I am thrilled that the Empire State Building is officially joining the St. Jude family," said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude. "The support of such an iconic New York City landmark will bring continued international awareness to St. Jude and help ensure children can continue receiving lifesaving treatment while helping us stay true to my father's promise that no family pays St. Jude for anything."
“We are happy to partner with St. Jude Children’s Hospital and in doing so raise awareness for their important work,” said Anthony E. Malkin, Chairman and CEO of ESRT. (SOURCE: Empire State Building)
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