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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Dec. 10th, 2014 — Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, celebrated the fifth annual “Window World Day” Thursday, Dec. 4, along with patients of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
The “Jingle Bell Jamboree” themed party was a celebration to honor the patients of St. Jude and their families. The Window World team, comprised of representatives from locations nationwide, hosted various activities, including arts and crafts, a toy giveaway, lunch, a photo booth and live country music.
Window World’s philanthropic efforts are spearheaded by its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, which provides year-round support for St. Jude. During Window World Day, Chairman and CEO Tammy Whitworth presented the hospital with a check for $4.7 million, in honor of the company’s total fundraising for the hospital to date. This amount does not include the $106,000 raised for the recent St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.™ in late November.
“St. Jude is a place of miracles. We are constantly amazed by the stories of hope and are so grateful to be a part of it,” said Whitworth. “It’s inspiring to see our families, the patients’ and Window World’s, coming together at this event.”
Also on display at St. Jude was The Window World Stinger, a centennial tribute to the first winning Indianapolis 500 car, the 1911 Marmon Wasp. Currently finishing its nationwide tour to obtain signatures from every living Indy 500 driver, the car is slated for auction in 2015, with 100 percent of the purchase price to benefit St. Jude. At this time, The Stinger features 245 of the possible 270 starter signatures.
For more information on The Stinger, visit https://www.WindowWorld.com/the-stinger/. For additional information on Window World Cares and its relationship with St. Jude, please visit http://WindowWorldCares.com/.
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 $5 million for St. Jude. To learn more about Window World Cares or to donate, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, 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 or following St. Jude on Facebook and Twitter.