Wall Street and St. Jude Children Research Hospital had their 16th annual “Taste of New York” on Nov. 15 where six hundred Wall Street top executives participated in a silent auction in support of the brain tumor research program. One of the many party favors was wristbands of course, which donned “Wall Street Loves the St. Jude Kids.”

“The wristbands are a popular item these days and our committee thought this would be an idea that everyone would love and it would also spread the word about St. Jude,” said Beth Desai, Associate Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Over the past 16 years the “Taste of New York” night has raised close to 23 million for and this year raised more than $1.5 million for children suffering from cancer and other catastrophic illnesses.

“This year the money went to furthering research in a brain tumor program we have at St. Jude’s,” Desai said.

More than 600 top executives from 80 firms joined together to make this year’s event a tremendous success.

“The wristbands were great, they looked good and were a perfect party favor for the event,” said Desai.

In a thank you letter to Wall Street, St. Jude patient Katelyn Atwell, a patient of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, put it best when she said, “I know y’all are big on futures, well I can’t think of a better place to secure the future of kids.”

For more information on St. Jude Children’s Research and upcoming events visit http://www.stjude.org or for your custom made wristbands or cancer bracelets for a fundraising event visit www.reminderband.com.