Toni Garrn – Supermodel and Plan International Ambassador
Dorota Keverian -- Board Chair, Plan International USA
Toni Garrn will “flip the switch” for Plan International USA and light the world-famous Empire State Building’s tower lights in pink in honor of International Day of the Girl.
The Empire State Building will light up the skies to help raise awareness of International Day of the Girl, a day adopted by the United Nations to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face.
Empire State Building Lobby
350 Fifth Avenue between 33rd and 34th Streets
WHEN: Friday, October 9, 2015
Media Check-in: 12:00 p.m.
Lighting Ceremony: 12:30 p.m.
The Empire State Building will honor Plan International USA by shining its world-famous tower lights in pink to celebrate International Day of the Girl.
Girls throughout the world face higher rates of violence, poverty, and discrimination. They are more likely to be malnourished, forced into early marriage, trafficked, and sold. On December 19th, 2011, the United Nations adopted October 11th as the International Day of the Girl following an extensive campaign by Plan. The International Day of the Girl promotes equal treatment and opportunities for girls around the world. Improving girls' lives has a ripple effect – when a girl is educated, nourished, and protected, she shares her knowledge and skills with her family and community, and can forever change the future of her country. For more information, please visit becauseiamagirl.us.
For Plan International USA: Meg Cangany, Meg.Cangany@planusa.org, 202-679-1529
For Empire State Building: Megan Leonard, Megan.Leonard@edelman.com, 212-961-7444
Founded 75 years ago, Plan is one of the largest children's development organizations in the world. Plan works in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty.
About the Empire State Building
Soaring 1,454 feet above Midtown Manhattan (from base to antenna), the Empire State Building, owned by Empire State Realty Trust, Inc., is the “World’s Most Famous Office Building.” With new investments in energy efficiency, infrastructure, public areas and amenities, the Empire State Building has attracted first-rate tenants in a diverse array of industries from around the world. The skyscraper’s robust broadcasting technology supports all major television and FM radio stations in the New York metropolitan market. The Empire State Building was named America’s favorite building in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, and the Empire State Building Observatory is one of the world’s most beloved attractions as the region’s #1 tourist destination. For more information on the Empire State Building, please visit www.empirestatebuilding.com,www.facebook.com/empirestatebuilding,@EmpireStateBldg, www.instagram.com/empirestatebldg, www.youtube.com/esbnyc or www.pinterest.com/empirestatebldg/.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: ESRT), a leading real estate investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the world's most famous office building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.0 million rentable square feet, as of June 30, 2015, consisting of 9.3 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.