Closing bell on Wall Street begins support for St. Jude


St. Jude patient rings the bell for Wall Street

St. Jude patients Jake and Daniel ring the closing bell for the
New York Stock Exchange on November 13.

 

Wall Street’s 19th annual Taste of New York event on November 13 began with the ringing of a bell and ended with more than $1.3 million raised to help fund the research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

In recognition of the hospital and the Taste of New York event, St. Jude patients Jake, 11, and Daniel, 13, along with ALSAC Board of Directors Chairman Richard Shadyac Jr., were special guests of the New York Stock Exchange on November 13 and rang the bell closing the day’s trading. View video
 
Later that evening, more than 600 guests arrived at the famous Pier Sixty for the Taste of New York, Wall Street’s largest annual charity event. They sampled food from some of New York’s finest restaurants and bid on exciting auction items, such as a chance to caddie for Vijay Singh at the Stanford St. Jude Championship Pro-Am and a visit to the set for a taping of the TV hit Hannah Montana. Attendees also could participate in the event’s first “Give to Live,” during which they pledged specific donations to St. Jude.

Since its beginning in 1990, the Taste of New York has raised more than $28 million for the children of St. Jude and funded the Infectious Disease Research floor in the new Chili’s Care Center that opened earlier this year.

December 2008