1211 Avenue of the Americas – 9/10/12; 9/11 Memorial Preview Site, 20 Vesey Street – 9/12/12
Visitors and New Yorkers will be invited to stand on the "I Will" sculpture and make personal pledges to perform good deeds in tribute to the 9/11 victims and heroes
NEW YORK, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --
To culminate this year's 9/11 Day campaign (http://911day.org), and inspire international visitors to participate in the observance next year, the nonprofit MyGoodDeed, which annually organizes the federally-recognized 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, will bring its inspiring 30-foot-long "I will" sculpture (see image below) to two locations in Manhattan, on 9/10, at the plaza at 1211 Avenue of the Americas, across from Radio City Music Hall, and on 9/12 at the 9/11 Memorial Preview Site to capture good deed tributes of international visitors, New Yorkers, and guests.
Members of the general public will be invited to takes turns standing on the sculpture and declaring what good deeds they "will" are performing this coming year (their "I Will" pledges) in tribute to the 9/11 victims and heroes
Images will be selectively posted on 911day.org, and shared through social media.
- David Paine, President and Co-Founder, MyGoodDeed and 9/11 Day (click to read David's bio).
- Jay Winuk, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, MyGoodDeed and 9/11 Day; brother of 9/11 victim and first-responder Glenn Winuk (click to read Jay's bio).
- 9/11 family members and first responders.
- Pedestrians visiting the 9/11 Memorial from around the world.
Monday, September 10, 2012:
1211 Avenue of the Americas
Media photo and interview opportunity: 10:00 AM – 5:00PM ET, or by appointment.
Sculpture on display and available to the public: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
Wednesday, September 12, 2012:
9/11 Memorial Information Center, 20 Vesey Street, New York, New York
Media photo and interview opportunity: 8:00 AM – 5:00PM ET, or by appointment.
Sculpture on display and available to the public: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM ET
About 9/11 Day Video (2.5 mins): http://youtu.be/wTghWTJ2Qgg
2012 9/11 Day Public Service Announcement: http://youtu.be/R475DTQeG2M
** Broadcast quality b-roll available upon request **
ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND: With widespread support from the 9/11 community, the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed launched the 9/11 Day Observance in 2003 as a lasting tribute to the 9/11 victims and those who rose in service in response to the attacks. In 2009 the group successfully secured passage of bi-partisan legislation that officially established 9/11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law. Today 9/11 is the nation's largest annual day of charitable service, with more than 33 million people participating last year from all 50 states and many nations throughout the world. Among the many prominent individuals who support the "I Will" campaign are Lady Gaga, Samuel L. Jackson, Dr. Oz, Terrence Howard, John Krasinski, Tony Hawk, Debra Messing, Gary Sinise, Selena Gomez, Kevin Spacey, Demi Lovato, Tim McGraw, Kathleen Turner, Mickey Rourke, Denis Leary, Julianne Moore, Maria Shriver, Justin Tuck, Bebe Neuwirth and many others. This year's funding and/or supporting organizations include American Express, Target Corporation, GlaxoSmithKline, NYSE Euronext, Viacom, AOL, Clear Channel, 9/11 Memorial, Corporation for National and Community Service, Holland & Knight, NFL Charities, Cantor Fitzgerald, Aerva, Creative Artists Agency, SNS Staging Inc. and others.
SOURCE 9/11 Day