HOUSTON, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest retail electric providers in the United States, will again join Cox Media Group to sponsor the 2011 Cox Radio Cure Kids Cancer Radiothon benefiting research and treatment advances at Texas Children's Cancer Center aimed at curing and preventing pediatric cancer. The two-day event will also support patient care and education 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. 9, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, The Eagle 107.5 FM and 106.9 FM will broadcast live from Texas Children's Cancer Center. 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.
Through generous contributions of residents throughout the greater Houston area in 2010, last year's Radiothon raised nearly $650,000 in support of this important cause.
"We're pleased to once again participate in this unique opportunity for Houstonians to rally in the quest to eradicate pediatric cancer," said Robert Wilson, President and CEO of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. "Sponsoring this event underscores our commitment to children's health and education. It is important for us to help raise awareness – and assist with solutions when we can – for key issues impacting our community."
Dr. David Poplack, director of Texas Children's Cancer Center, added, "We're proud to have the backing of an industry leader like GDF SUEZ Energy Resources. Together with the support of Cox Radio, we hope to exceed the amounts raised in years past and touch even more lives impacted by the devastating cancers affecting our patients."
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 5th 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 is completing 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 energy suppliers in the U.S. and currently serves commercial and industrial 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 73,000 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.
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 part of International Power, which in North America 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.
International Power is listed on the London Stock Exchange with ticker symbol IPR. GDF SUEZ holds a 70% interest in International Power plc. For more information, please visit www.iprplc-gdfsuez.com and www.gdfsuez.com.
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