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Ethan Allen Launches Fundraising Campaign to Benefit City of Hope Cancer Center

DANBURY, Conn., Dec. 14, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Renowned home furnishings brand Ethan Allen has partnered with City of Hope—a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening diseases—to raise funds that will continue to revolutionize care for patients worldwide.

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City of Hope’s wish trees offer messages of health and hope to patients and their families. Ethan Allen CEO Farooq Kathwari adds his well wishes to the wish tree.


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From now through April 30, 2016, Ethan Allen will match total donations, dollar for dollar, up to $50,000, made to City of Hope through participating Ethan Allen Design Centers or directly to the cancer center online at www.cityofhope.org/ethanallen.

"There is nothing more gratifying than making a difference in people's lives," says Ethan Allen Chairman, President and CEO Farooq Kathwari. "Ethan Allen has a profound appreciation for City of Hope's mission, and we are proud to support the institution’s high-quality patient care as well as the innovative medical research that benefits millions of people worldwide."

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the field of bone marrow transplantation and genetics, and with the help of dedicated foundations, corporations, and philanthropists, has given hope to millions of patients and their families around the world. One of its biggest supporters for the last 50 years and counting is City of Hope's International Home Furnishings Industry (IHFI), of which Ethan Allen is a member. As of 2015, IHFI has raised more than $52 million to fund innovative medical research and quality patient care at City of Hope.

IHFI will mark this year's fundraising campaign with the Spirit of Life® Award Dinner on April 17, in Greensboro, North Carolina, where Farooq Kathwari and Markor Home Furnishings CEO Richard Feng, who is Ethan Allen's retail partner in China, will be honored for their outstanding professional and philanthropic contributions.

“City of Hope is extremely grateful for the longstanding commitment of Farooq Kathwari and Ethan Allen and for their ongoing support as part of the International Home Furnishings Industry,” said City of Hope President and CEO Robert W. Stone. “This support is vital to our ability to speed breakthrough discoveries into new therapies for patients worldwide. Together, we are changing the future of health.”

City of Hope's main campus is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles.  U.S. News & World Report has ranked it as one of America's best cancer hospitals. For more information, visit cityofhope.org.

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) is a leading interior design company and manufacturer and retailer of quality home furnishings. The company offers complimentary interior design service to its clients and sells a full range of furniture products and decorative accessories through ethanallen.com and a network of approximately 300 Design Centers in the United States and abroad. Ethan Allen owns and operates eight manufacturing facilities, which include five manufacturing plants and one sawmill in the United States plus one plant each in Mexico and Honduras. Approximately seventy percent of its furniture products are made in its North American plants. www.ethanallen.com. Follow Ethan Allen: Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Houzz, You Tube, Instagram, Google Plus.

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November Rawlings
Ethan Allen Global, Inc.
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