First Choice Power Sponsors St. Jude Night of Hope Gala Through Hispanic...

First Choice Power Sponsors St. Jude Night of Hope Gala Through Hispanic Community Outreach

Electricity provider continues support of children's research hospital


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IRVING, Texas, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — First Choice Power’s Hispanic is giving back to the community by sponsoring St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Night of Hope Gala, Noche de Esperanza, on May 13, 2011 at Edison’s Dallas. The event directly benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and raises awareness for the hospital’s services within the Hispanic Community.

Not only is First Choice Power a sponsor but will also match attendees’ donations up to $5,000 to benefit the children’s hospital.

“Donors are essential to the existence of St. Jude,” said April Cardindale of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Companies like First Choice Power help provide us with the resources to fulfill our mission of never turning a child away from treatment because of a family’s inability to pay.”

The Night of Hope Gala will feature top Hispanic and Latino chefs from restaurants in the Dallas area. Participating restaurants include Fogo de Chao, Javier’s Gourmet Mexicano, La Duni Latin Kitchen and Baking Studio, Mario Sabino’s Mexican and Salvadorian Restaurant, Sangria Tapas and Bar and Urban Taco.

“We are proud to be a sponsor of St. Jude Night of Hope,” said Andres Reyes, director of Hispanic Community Outreach, First Choice Power. “This is an excellent opportunity to engage our customers through participation with local Hispanic businesses while supporting a worthy cause.”

In 2010, First Choice Power was able to match donations for the full amount of $5,000 benefitting St. Jude’s Night of Hope Gala. This continuing partnership underscores First Choice Power’s commitment to helping those in need and supporting causes that benefit the people the company serves.

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family’s inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. In 2010, St. Jude was ranked the most trusted charity in the nation in a public survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a highly respected international polling and research firm. St. Jude was also named the nation’s top children’s cancer hospital in the 2010-11 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, go to www.stjude.org and follow St. Jude on www.facebook.com/stjude and www.twitter.com/stjude.

About First Choice Power

First Choice Power is an energy company committed to identifying what is most important to our customers and putting their needs first. Texas business and residential customers can depend on First Choice Power for competitive pricing and excellent customer service. First Choice Power is committed to giving back to the communities it serves through its Food First ™ hunger initiative, Reduce Your Use Grants™, Classroom Energy Innovation Grants™, recycling efforts and supporting employees’ community engagement. Learn more at www.FirstChoicePower.com. Keep up to date on the latest energy news and join the conversation by following us on Twitter @firstchoicepwr, Facebook facebook.com/FirstChoicePower or The Current blog, http://www.firstchoicepower.com/blog.

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First Choice Power Sponsors St. Jude Night of Hope Gala Through Hispanic Community Outreach