This past Tuesday, December sixteenth at the Brooks Brothers Flagship on Madison Ave., Brooks Brothers CEO Claudio Del Vecchio as he hosted his 11th Annual Holiday Party benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Claudio Del Vecchio’s wonderful event was fully populated with special VIP guests including Brooks Brothers’ Women’s Creative Director, fashion star Zac Posen, Mad Men’s John Slattery, Olympic Gold Medalist Nastia Liukin, ABC’s Good Morning America and ESPN commentator Jesse Palmer, actor Robin Lord Taylor and actress Bridget McGarry.
Fun holiday-themed activities included the classic photo with Santa, balloon art as well as cookie and Christmas ornament decorating. Holiday sweets were passed around to the crowd as they celebrated the festivities and listened to the tunes of Wynton Marsalis, the casts of the Broadway musicals “Something Rotten” and “Chicago” followed by The Harlem Alumni Choir.
An exciting announcement was made by Mr. Del Vecchio and Richard Shadyac, Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital stating their recent $20 million financial commitment for the addition of the Brooks Brothers Computational Biology Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The hospital, located inside the Kay Research and Care Center on the St. Jude campus in Memphis, Tennessee, features 28,700 square feet of state-of-the-art offices and laboratories, all committed to battling childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Since its beginnings, ten years ago in 2005, Brooks Brothers has raised over $12.3 million for the organization, and each day the donations grow making it possible for children around the world to have long and heathy lives. During each holiday season, Brooks Brothers and the company’s Golden Fleece Foundation support the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign – a platform for donations, going directly towards research, treatment and cures – by collecting donations at point of purchase as well as through product sales.
In honor of this incredible association, please visit Brooks Brothers and send these children a true Christmas miracle this holiday season. Give to help them live.