DALLAS, Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kicking off the holiday season in Dallas, platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks will take part in the 23rd annual Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. Sparks will contribute to the magic of the parade by making an appearance and performing a special song.
As the youngest-ever winner of "American Idol," Grammy-nominated Sparks is well known for her chart-topping hits including "No Air," "Tattoo" and "Battlefield." Sparks recently wrapped up her tour with the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, is currently a mentor in the new, singing-competition TV show "Majors & Minors" and is working on her feature film debut in the upcoming movie, "Sparkle," also starring Whitney Houston and Mike Epps.
At the parade, Sparks will sing "The Cure," a song off of her latest album "Battlefield," which is the theme song for Children's Medical Center's original dramatic documentary series "Children's Med Dallas," (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNPO4EyXtaM) which aired on WFAA-Ch.8 this summer.
The Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, co-presented by Capital One Bank and Pizza Hut Inc., is an award-winning annual holiday tradition that draws more than 350,000 people to downtown Dallas. Sparks will lead this year's nationally syndicated parade with five special Grand Marshals – featured patients from Children's. The parade is a free event and open to the public, however, reserved seating tickets may be purchased online at www.children.com/parade. Tickets are available for bleachers positioned along Commerce Street and City Hall Plaza, starting at $25. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Children's Medical Center Dallas.
For those not purchasing reserved tickets, sidewalk seating is available along the parade route. Officials recommend arriving before 7 a.m. to secure a spot. The parade begins at 10 a.m. CST.
For more information about the parade, please visit www.childrens.com/parade or call 214-456-8360.
About Children's Medical Center
Children's is a private, not-for-profit system. It's the seventh-largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country, with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. It was the state's first pediatric hospital to achieve Level 1 Trauma status and is the only pediatric teaching facility in North Texas, affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.childrens.com.
SOURCE Children's Medical Center