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Chairman and CEO Bill Marriott to Lead Marriott Employees in Torch Relay to Raise $1.25 Million for Children's Hospitals Nationwide

Miss DC Teen, Miss DC and Miss Maryland Will Also Walk

BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 24 /PRNewswire/ --

What: J.W. "Bill" Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Marriott

International, will lead Marriott employees from the Washington,

D.C. metro area in this year's torch relay to raise $1.25 million

for Children's Hospitals. He will be joined by Miss Maryland,

Miss DC Teen, and Miss DC. Two Miracle families who regularly use

services provided by children's hospitals will also be in

attendance. They will give brief remarks at the conclusion of the

race. Proceeds from the leg will go directly to children's

hospitals in Baltimore, Md. and Washington, D.C. through

Children's Miracle Network. Funds will support medical care,

equipment, preventive education, research and additional medical

needs. Registration is $25. Sign up at

Children's Miracle Network is an alliance of 170 hospitals

nationwide which treat 17 million children annually with

life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit

Route: The torch will journey through 35 cities. They include: Chicago,

Ill.; Columbus, Ohio; Philadelphia, Pa.; Bethesda, Md.;

Charlottesville, Va.; Charlotte, N.C.; Charleston and Hilton

Head, S.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, and

Tampa, Fla.; Mobile, Ala.; New Orleans, La.; Houston, San

Antonio, Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; Albuquerque, N.M.;

Phoenix, Ariz.; Las Vegas, Nev.; San Diego, Newport Beach, and

Hollywood, Calif.

When: Monday, Oct. 29, 2007

Where: Walk Kick-off at Bethesda Marriott @ 1:00 p.m.

5151 Pooks Hill Rd. Rockville, MD 20814

Closing Ceremony/Miracle Village at Marriott Headquarters

@ 2:00 p.m.

10400 Fernwood Rd. Rockville, MD 20817

SOURCE Marriott International
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