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ThyssenKrupp Donates $15,000 to Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, Affiliated With Lurie Children's Hospital

ThyssenKrupp North America, Inc. Invests in Innovation, Builds Its Community Partnership in Chicago

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - August 21, 2014) - ThyssenKrupp North America, Inc. today contributed $15,000 to the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute, affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. 

Torsten Gessner, President and Chief Executive Officer of ThyssenKrupp North America, presented the donation to Mary J.C. Hendrix, Ph.D., President and Scientific Director for Stanley Manne Research Institute at a ceremony during an employee event for ThyssenKrupp's more than 120 Chicago-based employees.

"With this gift, ThyssenKrupp continues our support of Dr. Hendrix and her team at the Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute. Supporting research which advances knowledge and furthers medical innovation and discovery is an investment in the future -- one we believe will benefit Chicago and beyond," said Torsten Gessner. "We are also inspired by the impact their research programs have and share a common drive to reduce the time to turn innovation and discovery into practical applications."

Headquartered for more than two years in Chicago, this is the second donation ThyssenKrupp has made as a community partner to the Manne Research Institute, for a total donation of $25,000.

"We are immensely grateful for this second annual contribution from ThyssenKrupp, which will support our scientific mission: to discover and develop therapies and cures for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases," said Dr. Hendrix.

In addition to the financial contribution, ThyssenKrupp's regional headquarter employees demonstrated their individual support by collecting craft supplies for Lurie Children's Family Life Center. Along with this, ThyssenKrupp designed a FIFA World Cup(TM) coloring activity book to inform and engage Lurie Children's patients and their families in current events and the cultural pastime of soccer. 

About ThyssenKrupp North America, Inc.

ThyssenKrupp, a global technology and materials group headquartered in Essen, Germany, employs around 157,000 people in just under 80 countries and recorded sales of more than $11 billion in North America in the fiscal year 2012/2013. ThyssenKrupp oversees more than 40 companies in North America offering a range of products including: premium carbon steel, high-performance alloys, automotive components, elevators, escalators, material trading, handling and logistics, plant construction and industrial service.

About Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute

The Stanley Manne Children's Research Institute is the research arm of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, the pediatric teaching hospital for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Manne Research Institute is also one of the interdisciplinary research centers and institutes of the Feinberg School, where principal investigators who are part of the research center are full-time faculty members.

About Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is a state-of-the-art hospital located in downtown Chicago on the campus of its academic partner, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The hospital is ranked as one of the nation's top ten children's hospitals in U.S. News & World Report. The hospital relies on philanthropic support to care for more than 153,000 children each year. Learn more at

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