SOURCE: GE Energy

GE Energy

November 16, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Alert: GE Energy Supports Childhood Cancer Research

Local Employees Join Dallas Give thanks. Walk.

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) -

What:
The annual St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. in Dallas / Ft. Worth to raise money for childhood cancer research.

Who:
GE Energy has formed the 'Power Walkers' team participating in this year's DFW Give thanks. Walk. The Dallas event and 'Power Walker' team has been the leading Give thanks. Walk. fundraiser in the nation for the past two years. GE Energy has already raised over $20,000 for childhood cancer research this year, including a special 'St. Jude Night at the Reds' event.

Earlier this year, GE launched a billion dollar commitment to accelerate the fight against cancer. GE's integrated technology portfolio and collaboration with doctors and researchers is targeted to deliver better care to 10 million patients by 2020.

Where:
Dallas: Fair Park, starting at Big Tex Circle.
Ft. Worth: Ridgmar Mall

When:
Saturday, November 19. Ft. Worth walk starts at 7:15 am. Dallas walk starts at 8:00 am. Registration opens one hour prior. Participants can register in advance online at www.givethankswalk.org.

Why:
Supporters in the Dallas / Ft. Worth metroplex, along with 80 other cities nationwide, come together by participating in the Give thanks. Walk. to raise money for research to combat childhood cancer and support families who have children diagnosed with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude freely donates its research to other children's hospitals across the country, including Children's Medical Center in Dallas and others in our area. No child is ever denied treatment because of their family's inability to pay.

About GE
GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world's toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.ge.com.

GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy -- GE Power & Water, GE Energy Management and GE Oil & Gas -- work together with more than 100,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.

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