DALLAS, Dec. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This morning recordings/Jive Records recording artist David Archuleta will kick off the holiday season in Dallas by taking part in a 22-year tradition, the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade. Archuleta will contribute to the magic of the parade by singing a special number while riding on the 'Sounds of the Season' float.
The Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, presented by Capital One Bank, is an award-winning annual holiday tradition for hundreds of thousands of families. Archuleta will lead this year's parade with five special Grand Marshals - featured patients from Children's. It will also include full-scale music performances, giant inflatable balloons, high-stepping marching bands and dazzling decorated floats. The parade airs live today on Dallas ABC affiliate, WFAA-TV. Additionally, more than 350 television stations in 159 markets will air the parade in syndication throughout the holiday season.
Before the parade, Archuleta visited Children's Medical Center with Miss America and several costumed characters (including: Amanda Panda, Max the Bunny and Lilly). He brought smiles to little faces all over the hospital.
"It was a pleasure to stop by and visit with the children today at Children's Medical Center Dallas. Being a patient at a hospital can be really tough, especially during the holiday season. Spending time with these kids is a simple way to help and there is nothing like seeing a smile on their faces," said Archuleta.
Last night, Archuleta wowed audiences with a special holiday concert at the Majestic Theater in Dallas presented by 103.7 Lite FM. Proceeds from the concert went to Children's Medical Center.
For more information about the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade, including downloadable photos, visit http://www.childrens.com/parade. Make a gift to Children's Medical Center by texting 'Giving' to 50555. For inquiries regarding David Archuleta, please contact Gina Orr, mailto:email@example.com.
About Children's Medical Center
Children's Medical Center is private, not-for-profit, and is the seventh largest pediatric healthcare provider in the country with 559 licensed beds, two full-service campuses and 10 outpatient sites. Children's 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 about Children's or how to give, please visit http://www.childrens.com.
SOURCE Children's Medical Center