NY Giants Michael Clayton, Corey Webster, Aaron Ross Host Event Benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Released on: December 06, 2011, 11:26 am
New York, NY-Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, and
for a couple of families of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®,
one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers, this
season they have a little more to celebrate about. On December 13, 2011
veteran WR Michael Clayton, CB Corey Webster, and CB Aaron Ross of the
New York Giants will host a celebration and awareness event at the
Build-A-Bear Workshop® store in New York City on Fifth Avenue from 5-8
p.m. for children who have reached a milestone in their treatment and
In March 2011, St. Jude and Build-A-Bear Workshop developed a partnership which
allows kids of all ages to celebrate the milestones in their lives while supporting
the lifesaving research and cutting-edge medical treatment conducted at the
hospital. NY Giants Michael Clayton has been a longtime advocate and supporter of
several cancer-related organizations and causes. Through numerous speaking
engagements, fundraisers, and his non-profit organization the “Generation Next
Foundation,” he has assisted many charities including The Tampa Bay Pediatric Cancer
Foundation, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, and CancerCare, and in raising funds,
awareness, and support for research and cures. Together, all three players remain
highly dedicated and committed to improving the lives of children.
Clayton, Webster, and Ross will make stuffed animals dressed in NY Giants uniforms
at Build-A-Bear Workshop with the children and families of St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital while participating in a number of photo opportunities and
autograph signings. These families, who have gone through so much, are celebrating
milestones in their lives, such as completing their cancer treatment, being able to
walk again and going back to school.
Celebrity and athlete attendees can also participate in the festivities by making
and purchasing stuffed animals and donating the furry friends to St. Jude Children
Research Hospital. All guest will enjoy a mix of music, passed hors 'd oeuvres, a
special music performance, and gift bags to complete the fun-filled benefit. DASHA
co-founders Shannon and Dr. Darren Pollack, D.C., are pleased to donate gift
certificates for DASHA’s luxury services to all event attendees. The Pollacks,
parents of two young children themselves, are actively involved in giving back to
the community through their involvement with local charities this holiday season.
They look forward to building bears to donate together with the inspirational
families of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Additional sponsors include:
Artistic Events, Sephora, Cozy Cuts, Victoria Secret, Hint Water, Blueprint Cleanse,
The Laundress, Tonnie's Cupcakes, and Razor & Tie who will be donating Kidz Bop
This event is closed to the public, all rsvp's are mandatory. Current
celebrity-athlete attendees consist of cast members of NBC's 30 Rock, ABC's
Bachelor Pad, Bravo's Real Housewives Of New Jersey, Vh1's Basketball Wives,
Geffen Music recording artist, and several players from the NY Giants. For
additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its
pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening
diseases. The hospital’s research has helped push overall survival rates for
childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80
percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated
Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children, and no family ever pays St.
Jude for care. For more information, go to www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.
About Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc.
Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. is the only global company that offers an interactive
make-your-own stuffed animal retail-entertainment experience. There are more than
400 Build-A-Bear Workshop stores worldwide, including company-owned stores in the
U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and franchise stores in
Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Mexico and South America. Founded
in St. Louis in 1997, Build-A-Bear Workshop is the leader in interactive retail.
Brands include make-your-own Major League Baseball® mascot in-stadium locations, and
Build-A-Dino® stores. Build-A-Bear Workshop extends its in-store interactive
experience online with its award winning virtual world Web site at Bearville.com™.
The company was named to the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For® lists for the
third year in a row in 2011. Build-A-Bear Workshop (NYSE: BBW) posted total revenue
of $401.5 million in fiscal 2010. For more information, call 888.560.BEAR (2327) or
visit the company's award-winning Web site at buildabear.com®.
Contact Details: 330 West 38th Street
New York, NY 10018
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