Children's Health and Fitness to be Focus of ING Presents Marc Anthony Juntos en Concierto Series
Global financial services leader ING announced today that the celebrated Latin music artist Marc Anthony will headline the 2008 ING Presents Marc Anthony Juntos en Concierto concert series.Anthony will take the stage this summer and fall, with the first concert scheduled for July. The concerts, produced by Live Nation, begin in Los Angeles, and will feature other high-energy performances in Chicago, New York, Miami, Houston and Irvine, CA.
In addition to showcasing the multi-talented singer, actor and producer, the ING Presents Marc Anthony Juntos en Concierto concert series will be a platform for ING and Marc Anthony to promote children’s fitness and fight childhood obesity, especially within Hispanic communities. This is the third consecutive year that ING and Marc Anthony have partnered together for an exciting music tour. For every ticket sold, $2 will be donated to the ING Run for Something Better program, a national initiative that helps fund school-based running and fitness education programs.
“Through my music, I want to make a difference in the lives of young people across the country. One way is by addressing the critical need to help reduce childhood obesity among Latino children,” said Anthony. “I’m encouraged by ING’s efforts, and excited to be raising awareness for the ING Run for Something Better program and the important role it plays.”
“We’re thrilled to once again be partnering with Marc Anthony,” said Javier Palomarez, vice president of multicultural marketing for ING. “Not only is Marc an inspirational artist, but he’s truly concerned about the health and well-being of young Americans today. We look forward to another fantastic concert tour together while promoting healthy lifestyles through the ING Run for Something Better.”
|Los Angeles||July 26th||Gibson Amphitheater|
|Chicago||August 19th||Charter One Pavilion|
|New York||August 21st||Madison Square Garden|
|Miami||September 4th||American Airlines Arena|
|Houston||September 7th||Cynthia Woods Amphitheater|
|Los Angeles/Irvine||September 13th||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
Tickets will be on sale at www.livenation.com
ING is a global financial institution of Dutch origin offering banking, insurance and asset management to over 75 million private, corporate and institutional clients in over 50 countries. With a diverse workforce of about 125,000 people, ING comprises a broad spectrum of prominent companies that increasingly serve their clients under the ING brand.
In the U.S. (NYSE: ING), the ING family of companies offer a comprehensive array of financial services to retail and institutional clients, which includes life insurance, retirement plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, alternative investments, direct banking, institutional investment management, annuities, employee benefits, financial planning, and reinsurance. ING holds top-tier rankings in key U.S. markets and serves over 14 million customers across the nation. For more information, visit www.ing.com.
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