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Memphis, Tennessee (May 15, 2013) – John Rich will perform alongside his friends Wynonna, Larry the Cable Guy and Big Kenny, Rich’s partner in Big & Rich, and special guest Lisa Rinna at the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends entertainment event on June 4 at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts in Memphis, Tennessee. The event will serve as the second annual concert tee off for the 2013 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Proceeds from the concert, as well as the FedEx St. Jude Classic, make it possible for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to provide exceptional care to children fighting cancer and other deadly diseases, all while ensuring that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.
Tickets can be ordered through Ticketmaster, ranging from $40-$80 per person.
"From the first time I visited St. Jude years ago, I knew that it was a place I belonged,” said Wynonna. “As a mother, I look into the eyes of every child and I realize that they could easily be one of my children. As an artist, I ask myself, "What can I do to bring a blessing to these wounded and hurting families?"
For the second consecutive year, Window World® is the presenting sponsor for this event.
“We are thankful to John Rich for his continued support of our lifesaving work and to have such a talented group of supporters joining him for this special event,” said Richard Shadyac Jr., CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “This event is just one of many St. Jude moments that will take place during a week of great golf, all of which help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children.”
"One of the greatest honors of my life's work is to help the kids at St Jude. To bring music to their lives and use music to raise funds for their care is something bigger than a hit song or a sold out concert,” said Rich. “I'm very appreciative to my friends Big Kenny, Wynonna, Larry the Cable Guy and Lisa Rinna for participating this year in our special event! This will be a great celebration 'For The Kids'!"
"I'm so excited to be a part of John Rich's event,” said Larry the Cable Guy. “We'll have fun and Git-R-Done for St. Jude!"
The FedEx St. Jude Classic has raised more than $26 million for the kids of St. Jude. In addition to the concert, other special events include the Danny Thomas Pro-Am, Window World Pro-Am, Michelob Ultra Party Tent, a fun-filled Kids Zone and a Saturday night concert “after party.” Those who purchase tickets to the concert and tournament will enjoy family-friendly entertainment and sporting events while helping St. Jude do everything it can to save the lives of children battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
Window World, America’s largest replacement window and home remodeling company, is the national presenting sponsor and plays an important role in the success of the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends event Window World Cares™, the charitable foundation of Window World, has raised more than $3 million in support of St. Jude and also hosts a holiday party each December for the patients and their families. In 2010, St. Jude named Window World the New Corporate Partner of the Year.
ABOUT ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
Since opening more than 50 years ago, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has changed the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders and infectious diseases in children. St. Jude was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us onfacebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
ABOUT FEDEX ST. JUDE CLASSIC
The tournament now known as the FedEx St. Jude Classic was founded in 1958 as the Memphis Open. The world-class event has raised more than $26 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since it became the sole charity in 1970. FedEx became title sponsor in 1986 and donations to the hospital skyrocketed. FedEx completed twenty-one years as title sponsor in 2006 and became the umbrella sponsor of the FedExCup in 2007. The tournament is produced by Youth Programs, Inc., a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization.
About Window World, Inc.®:
Window World, Inc.®, headquartered in North Wilkesboro, N.C., is a replacement window company with stores and offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995 and led by CEO Tammy Whitworth, the company supplies windows, siding and doors to consumers through its network of stores. Window World is an ENERGY STAR® retail partner. Its products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval five years in a row. Additionally, through its charitable foundation Window World Cares®, the Window World family provides funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and was named New Corporate partner of the Year in 2010. Window World, Inc. also supports the Veterans Airlift Command, a non-profit organization that facilitates free air transportation to wounded warriors, veterans and their families. For more information about Window World, visit www.WindowWorld.com or call 1-800 NEXT WINDOW.
About Window World Cares®
Window World Cares® was founded in 2008 by Tammy Whitworth and her late husband, Todd. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. To learn more about Window World Cares or to donate, visit www.WindowWorldCares.com.