HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest competitive market retail electricity providers to commercial, industrial and institutional customers in the country, is once again sponsoring Cox Media Group's 2012 Eagle Rocks for a Cure Radiothon in December. The two-day event will benefit research and treatment at Texas Children's Cancer Center – the largest pediatric hematology and oncology center in the nation.
From 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, The Eagle 107.5 FM and 106.9 FM will broadcast live from Willowbrook Mall. Listeners can make donations or share personal stories by calling a designated pledge line at 1-888-786-8811 or visiting www.curekidscancer.texaschildrens.org.
In addition to the Radiothon sponsorship, GDF SUEZ Energy Resources will present a $10,000 donation to Texas Children's Cancer Center during the two-day event.
"Supporting children's health initiatives is a longstanding community priority for us," said Sam Henry, president and CEO of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. "We're proud to help raise awareness of pediatric cancer issues and help fund important treatment and education programs for these young cancer patients and their families."
"It's an honor to have the continued support of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources," said Dr. David Poplack, director of Texas Children's Cancer Center. "They've played an integral role in the success of our Radiothon for the past six years, and we appreciate their ongoing generosity."
Thanks to contributions from residents throughout the greater Houston area in 2011, last year's Radiothon raised more than $670,000 to support Texas Children's Cancer Center's mission of providing personalized high-quality, family-centered care to children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and blood disorders.
About Texas Children's Cancer Center
As an international leader in pediatric cancer research and treatment, Texas Children's Cancer Center is dedicated to providing novel therapies and family-centered care to children from infancy through young adulthood with cancer and blood disorders – from the most common to rare. The Texas Children's Cancer Center is a joint program of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine and is the pediatric program of BCM's NCI-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center. Ranked 4th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, making the Center #1 outside the northeast United States as well as #1 in Texas, Texas Children's Cancer Center treats more childhood cancer and hematology patients than any other program in the U.S., with patients coming from 35 states and 26 countries around the world. Learn more at www.txch.org.
About Texas Children's Hospital
Texas Children's Hospital, a not-for-profit organization, is committed to creating a community of healthy children through excellence in patient care, education and research. Consistently ranked among the top children's hospitals in the nation, Texas Children's has recognized Centers of Excellence in multiple pediatric subspecialties including the Cancer and Heart Centers, and operates the largest primary pediatric care network in the country. Texas Children's has completed a $1.5 billion expansion, which includes the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute; Texas Children's Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; and Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston. For more information on Texas Children's, go to www.texaschildrens.org. Get the latest news from Texas Children's by visiting the online newsroom and on Twitter at twitter.com/texaschildrens.
About GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA is one of the largest non-residential retail electricity suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial, industrial and institutional customers in 12 markets: Delaware, Texas, Massachusetts, Maine, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Connecticut, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. The company serves over 80,000 accounts for customers having a peak demand ranging from 50 KW to more than 200 MW, with an estimated peak load totaling nearly 10,000 MW. The company offers electricity service to small business customers under the brand Think Energy™.
For more about GDF SUEZ Energy Resources, visit www.gdfsuezenergyresources.com or call 1-866-999-8374. Follow GDF SUEZ Energy Resources on LinkedIn, Twitter: @GDFSUEZEnergy and Facebook. GDF SUEZ Energy Resources is a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy North America, which manages a range of energy businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, including electricity generation and cogeneration, natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) distribution and sales, asset-based trading and origination, and retail energy sales and related services to commercial and industrial customers. GDF SUEZ Energy North America is a part of the international energy group GDF SUEZ. For more information, please visit www.gdfsuez.com.
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