DAKOTA FANNING AND SAVE THE CHILDREN
LIGHT EMPIRE STATE BUILDING IN HONOR OF
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL
--International Day of the Girl is Observed Worldwide
Annually on Oct. 11--
Save the Children Artist Ambassador Dakota Fanning lit the
world-famous Empire State Building red on Tuesday, Oct. 11,
in a special ceremony celebrating International Day of the
Girl. Marked globally by the United Nations, International
Day of the Girl is a designated day for communities and
policymakers to discuss how to end discrimination against
girls and create opportunities for girls to reach their full
potential. By lighting the Empire State Building red, Save
the Children is raising awareness of these issues and
illuminating the need to educate and empower girls around
Fanning was joined by Carolyn Miles, Save the Children?s
president & CEO, a group of girls from the New York
Tri-State area, who are Save the Children child sponsors,
and a sponsored girl from South Carolina. The Empire State
Building will light up today at sunset to recognize girls
and the unique challenges they face globally.
?Worldwide, girls are far more likely to miss out on school,
marry too early and grow up too fast,? said Carolyn Miles,
president & CEO of Save the Children. ?People often talk
about women?s empowerment, but that begins with girls.
Together, we need to do more to ensure every last girl has a
childhood, and a better and brighter future. That?s why
today, on International Day of the Girl, Save the Children
is shining a light on girls.?
Throughout the world, girls are frequently marginalized in
their families, communities and societies. By lighting the
Empire State Building red, Save the Children aims to raise
awareness of these issues and illuminate the need to educate
and empower girls around the world.
?Every girl deserves to follow her dreams no matter where
she comes from or what her circumstances are,? said Fanning,
known for roles in notable films such as ?I Am Sam,? ?The
Runaways,? ?The Twilight Saga? and the upcoming ?American
Pastoral.? ?The first step in doing that is bringing
attention to the barriers girls face globally. The second
step is empowering young girls to reach their full
potential. This is why I am here today, honoring
International Day of the Girl and lighting up the Empire
State Building with Save the Children.?
Save the Children believes that reaching girls is a critical
component of ending early marriage, preventable maternal and
child deaths and ensuring our collective future. The Save
the Children sponsorship program, in particular, helps
provide girls and boys with the necessities for a healthy
and successful start to their life ? nutrition, early
childhood and adolescent development, education and school
health. To join Fanning as a child sponsor and learn more,
please visit https://sponsor.savethechildren.org/.
About Save the Children
Save the Children believes
every child deserves a future. In 120 countries around the
world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in
life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.
When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we
are always among the first to respond and the last to leave.
We ensure children?s unique needs are met and their voices
are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of
children, including those hardest to reach.
We do whatever it takes for children ? every
day and in times of crisis ? transforming their lives and
the future we share. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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 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,
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 building. Headquartered in New York, New
York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 10.1
million rentable square feet, as of March 31, 2016,
consisting of 9.4 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 724,000 rentable square feet in the retail