2012 Charitable Contributions Release

Anne Carroll, Marketing Director – Christmas in St. Louis
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Joshua Chamberlain Society, National Children’s Cancer Society Named Charitable Recipients of 2012 Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade

ST. LOUIS – September 18, 2012 – The Joshua Chamberlain Society and the National Children’s Cancer Society have been named the charitable recipients of the 2012 Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade.

“We are pleased and excited about the selection of the Joshua Chamberlain Society and the National Children’s Cancer Society as the charitable recipients for this year’s parade,” said Steve Peirce, president of the Christmas in St. Louis Foundation. “Both organizations make a huge difference in so many lives across the region.”

About the Joshua Chamberlain Society


JCS is a St. Louis based charity that has the mission of providing long term support to veterans from the greater St. Louis area that sustained permanent combat injuries fighting the long war on terror. It also provides long-term support to the children of local veterans who were killed in action. This means that JCS is committed to provide support for 20 years or more to these hero’s or their families. This is a 100 percent volunteer organization, there are no paid staff, so all contributions go directly to the veterans or their family members.

About the National Children’s Cancer Society


The NCCS provides financial support to children with cancer and their families. Program services include: Family and Patient Services, Supplemental Family Support and Public Education and Information, Pediatric Oncology Program, Beyond the Cure Program for cancer survivors, 24 hour online support, and a Global Outreach Program. Because NCCS management is sensitive to overhead costs over 90 percent of every dollar raised is spent on programs that directly affect patients or their families.

2012 Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade in 28th Year

Celebrating its 28th year, the 2012 Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade will begin at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 22 from the corner of Washington Avenue and Fourth Street in downtown St. Louis.

In addition to dozens of magnificent floats and colorful helium balloons, the parade will feature area marching bands and the annual Battle of the Bands Contest. As a Christmas

in St. Louis partner, the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission’s Holiday Magic team will once again participate in this year’s parade. The Holiday Magic mascot, Snowflake, will also be on hand.

Christmas in St. Louis christmasinstlouis.org is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to promoting activities that inspire people to show their unique holiday spirit while enhancing the texture and heritage of the St. Louis community. For more information, follow us on facebook.com/ChristmasInStLouis.

St. Louis Holiday Magic is a holiday tradition coming to America’s Center on November 23-25. For additional details, please visit www.stlholidaymagic.com.


MEDIA NOTE: For photography of the Parade, send e-mail to [email protected]. For photography of Holiday Magic, send an e-mail to [email protected].