HOUSTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Think Energy, the GDF SUEZ Energy Resources business established to serve small commercial electricity customers, announced today it is donating $5,000 to Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund as part of its February sponsorship of an interactive heart sculpture in New York City's Times Square.
The donation will support pediatric cancer research and clinical care programs at Columbia University Medical Center.
"We're privileged to have this opportunity to help in the fight against childhood cancer," said Deena Morgan, Vice President and General Manager of Think Energy. "Think Energy is committed to supporting programs that focus on child health issues. As a survivor of pediatric cancer myself, and having personally experienced the loss of dear friends to cancer, I am honored to partner with programs such as Hope & Heroes. Hope & Heroes does tremendous work and we are proud to make this contribution to its efforts."
The 10-foot-tall interactive heart sculpture, called "BIG♥NYC," was part of the Times Square Alliance's month-long Valentine-themed promotion. As part of Think Energy's launch into the New York market, the company also encouraged New Yorkers and visitors alike to share their experiences in Times Square by taking photos next to the sculpture and posting them on the Think Energy Facebook page.
About Think Energy
Think Energy provides retail electric services to small commercial customers in Massachusetts and Maryland, with services beginning in New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania in April 2012. For additional information, visit www.mythinkenergy.com or follow Think Energy on Twitter: @MyThinkEnergy; and Facebook: /MyThinkEnergy.
Think Energy is a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources NA, one of the largest non-residential retail energy suppliers in the U.S.
About Times Square Alliance
The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square – cultivating the creativity, energy, and edge that have made the area an icon of entertainment, culture, and urban life for over a century. Founded in 1992, the Alliance keeps the neighborhood clean and safe, promotes local businesses, manages area improvements, and produces major annual events, including New Year's Eve, Solstice in Times Square, and Taste of Times Square. As the custodians of Times Square, the Alliance works every day to improve the quality of life for the neighborhood residents and businesses while driving economic growth in New York City. For more information, visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org.
About Hope & Heroes
Hope & Heroes Children's Cancer Fund supports the medical treatment of children with cancer and their families at Columbia University Medical Center, one of the largest and most distinguished pediatric oncology programs in the United States. By supporting the program's combination of superior medical expertise with equally compassionate care, the fund brings help and hope to children with cancer and their families each and every day. To ensure that one day no child will have to hear the words, "you have cancer," Columbia's scientists and clinical investigators perform research to increase the understanding of pediatric cancer while developing improved treatments and, one day, a cure. www.hopeandheroes.org
SOURCE Think Energy