FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPEABODY PLACE ENTERTAINMENT AND RETAIL CENTER DONATES "COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN" TO WINGS CANCER FOUNDATION
"Wings offers comfort, hope and healing to all cancer patients. It is our pleasure and privilege to present this check to the Foundation to help benefit the lives of those touched by cancer," said Anise Belz, Wings board member and wife of Ron Belz, president of Belz Enterprises.
The unique streetscape design of the 300,000-square-foot Entertainment and Retail Center includes a large fountain, into which visitors have been tossing coins and making wishes since the Center opened in September 2001. Every quarter, the Center donates coins from the fountain to a Memphis charity. This quarter, $2,890 was collected and a check was presented to Sandy Patterson, executive director of Wings, today in front of the fountain.
"The fountain donation is such a unique way to give to charity, and we're thrilled to receive this gift," said Patterson. "I thank Belz and the Center on behalf of all our patients and their families."
Created in 1999, Wings Cancer Foundation resolved to provide hope, education, research and support, free of charge to anyone in the community touched by cancer. Today, Wings supports thousands of patients, families, caregivers and friends year round. Donations to the Foundation help ensure that support will always be available at no cost, regardless of where treatment is being received, and enables them to continue spreading the gift of hope. The non-profit organization focuses on supporting cancer patients and their families from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. For more information, please visit www.wingscancerfoundation.org.
Headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, Belz is a leading innovator in real estate development with interests throughout the South, including Peabody Place Entertainment and Retail Center at 150 Peabody Place. Throughout the United States, Belz develops, owns and/or manages more than 30 million square feet of industrial/warehouse/distribution centers, shopping centers, office buildings, mixed-use centers and corporate campuses. The company also owns a group of premier hotels, including the Peabody Hotels in Memphis, Orlando and Little Rock. Additional information about Belz is available on the Web at www.belz.com.