- The Washington Times - Friday, August 21, 2009

The roar of the engines and the pride of victory were combined recently as Window World, the nation’s largest window replacement company, held an exclusive motor sports art and memorabilia auction generating $290,000 to benefit Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event was held at the Shingle Creek Convention Hotel in Orlando.

The auction brought together two areas of ongoing support for Window World - pediatric cancer research and motor sports. The company began both relationships in the last 12 months with a 2008 year-end donation to St. Jude as well as NASCAR and Indy500 racing sponsorships of cars driven by John Andretti and Terry Labonte.

The drama and the thrill of the day focused in on paintings by motor sports artist Bill Patterson (www.billpat tersonart .com), and a cowboy hat autographed by legendary NASCAR driver Richard Petty, raising $118,000 at auction. If that wasn’t intense enough, the amount raised during the event was then matched by Window World, Inc. The remaining funds were raised through pledges from Window World employees and corporate donors.

“Window World Cares is committed to raising money to fund the cutting-edge work that is done at St. Jude. The children need our help, and this donation is one way we can support the groundbreaking research and lifesaving care provided by this outstanding hospital,” said Tammy Whitworth, Chairperson of Window World Cares.

Window World, has exclusively committed its fundraising efforts to St. Jude, which is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children suffering from cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute.

Window World, Inc. is America’s largest replacement window company, with offices in more than 200 cities nationwide. Founded in 1995, the company delivers value to homeowners by combining quality products with excellent service at affordable prices. Window World sells and installs more than a million residential replacement windows annually and continues to grow each year. For more information about how to participate in Window World’s support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or their full line of products and services, visit their website at www.windowworld.com.

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