Marlo Thomas and Zac Posen to Light Empire State Building Lime Green in honor of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s 2015 Thanks and Giving Campaign
WHO: Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Zac Posen, fashion designer, and St. Jude patients Kenlie, Marcelle, and Sebastian
WHAT: Marlo Thomas will be joined by fashion designer, Zac Posen, and St. Jude patients to “flip the switch” and light the world-famous Empire State Building’s tower lights in lime green to celebrate the 2015 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, and recognize the hospital’s groundbreaking research and treatment to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
WHERE: Empire State Building lobby
350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets
WHEN: Thursday, December 17th 2015
DETAILS: The Empire State Building will honor St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by shining its world-famous tower lights in lime green to celebrate the 2015 St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign.
Created by Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas—children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas—the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign has transformed the holiday season into a time of giving thanks by raising awareness and funds for the ongoing battle to end childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Kicking off in November, and running through the end of December, the campaign unites celebrities, media, retail and corporate partners in asking consumers to donate while they shop and support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
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 or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com, www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding, @EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world’s most famous building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of September 30, 2015, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 724,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.