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Arabesque Books Donates $15,000 in Support of St. Jude in Conjunction With a New Fall Book Series
Date:11/19/2008

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Arabesque, an imprint of Kimani Press of Harlequin Enterprises, Ltd., donated $15,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital(R) in conjunction with its fall book series, Novels of Love & Hope. The donation was presented recently at a reception for the book series, which raises awareness of St. Jude, one of the world's premier pediatric cancer research centers. Book series authors Sandra Kitt and Gwynne Forster attended to autograph copies of their books and meet fans and St. Jude families.

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Through artfully woven stories featuring African-American characters, Kitt's For All We Know andForster's What Matters Most provide insight into the struggles experienced by children battling pediatric HIV and sickle cell disease. Readers are challenged to "read and donate" to St. Jude by logging on to www.novelsofhope.org.

Together with gifted authors Kitt and Forster, Arabesque is proud to support St. Jude. "Our readers have responded positively to the fictional stories these talented authors have penned and accepted the challenge 'to get reading and donate,'" said Linda Gill, general manager of Arabesque Books. "We look forward to continuing this message as we continue to promote the Novels of Love & Hope series."

About St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis, Tennessee, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St. Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fund-raising organization. For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.

About Kimani Press

Kimani Press is an imprint of Harlequin Enterprises Limited. Kimani Press publishes women's African-American fiction and nonfiction under the Arabesque, Kimani Romance and Kimani TRU banners. Arabesque is the first line of original African-American romance novels from a major publishing house. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is the global leader in series romance and one of the world's leading publishers of women's fiction, with titles issued worldwide in 26 languages and sold in 109 international markets. The company produces 120 titles monthly and publishes more than 1,300 authors from around the world. Harlequin Enterprises Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Torstar Corporation, a broadly based media company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TS.B). Harlequin's Web site is located at www.eHarlequin.com. Harlequin has offices in 18 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information please visit www.eHarlequin.com or press.eHarlequin.com.


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