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North Wilkesboro, N.C., June 11th, 2015 – For the fourth consecutive year, Window World®, America’s largest replacement window and exterior remodeling company, was the national presenting sponsor of the St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends concert.
The event showcased legendary talent, including Big & Rich, Lorrie Morgan, T.G. Sheppard, John Conlee, Lee Greenwood and Frankie Ballard for a one-of-a-kind musical performance. Additionally, the show featured the comedy duo Williams & Ree.
On top of the extraordinary concert, Tuesday’s event also marked a very special accomplishment. During the festivities, Window World Chairman and CEO, Tammy Whitworth presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® with a check for $50,000, bringing the company’s total fundraising for the hospital to over $5 million. Window World’s philanthropic efforts are spearheaded by its charitable foundation, Window World Cares®, founded in 2008 by Whitworth and her late husband, Todd.
The $5 million mark is not only an incredible milestone for Window World, but for St. Jude as well. St. Jude relies on the support of partners and donors to ensure 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.
“Window World has been an incredible partner for St. Jude since 2008, and we are grateful for their generous support of our efforts to find cures and save children fighting cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., president and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “We commend Window World’s milestone and are grateful for their national presenting sponsorship of the St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends concert for the past four years. Their enthusiasm and dedication to our mission are truly inspiring, and we appreciate everything they do for the kids of St. Jude.”
“This notable achievement is a true testament to the collaborative work between the Window World Family and St. Jude,” said Whitworth. “With over 200 Window World franchises nationwide, our partnership with the hospital is a great opportunity for our local stores to come together in support of the work this organization does every day.”
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.