Issy the Bear – New York

Theme: Beanie Babies
Subtheme: Four Seasons Hotel, Charity
Style Number: 4404
Colour: Blue
Swing Tag Generation: 6
Tush Tag Generation: 7, 9
Birthday: None
Release Date: 30/12/2000
Release Year: 2000
Retirement Date: 15/02/2004
Animal: Bear
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Description

Issy is a light blue bear with black button eyes and a larger black nose. She wears a silvery mesh ribbon tied around her neck. She has the Four Seasons Hotel logo embroidered on her chest.

Poem

INSIDE LEFT
Issy is named after Isadore Sharp,
Founder and Chairman of Four Seasons
Hotels and Resorts.

All profits of Ty from this
collectible will be donated to
The Terry Fox Foundation
for Cancer Research.

Collectors note

Issy was released on 30th December 2000.

She was retired on 15th February 2004.

This is the New York Issy. There are 63 different Issy bears representing different cities where the Four Seasons Hotel is located. 62 were sold at retailers apart from the New York Issy, which was only available from the Four Seasons Hotel in New York.

100% of the profits from the sale of the New York bear went to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The profits from the other 62 Issy bears were donated to the Terry Fox Foundation.

The New York Issy came with a special card which read as follows:

INSIDE LEFT
Issy was created exclusively for
Four Seasons Hotel guests
and is named after ISADORE SHARP,
Founder and Chairman of
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

INSIDE RIGHT
For 20 years, Four Seasons
has been raising money to find a cure
for cancer. In this tradition, all profits
from the sale of this bear will go to
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
in Manhattan to aid in pediatric research.

You are invited to join us in this
world-wide fund raising effort and take
Issy home with you. A $7.00 charge
will be added to your bill.

Thank you!
Your purchase will aid an important cause.

________________________________________________________________________

The different cities are listed as follows:

AlexandriaAmmanAtlantaAustinBaliBangkokBeirutBerlinBeverly HillsBostonBudapestCairoCaracasChiang MaiChicagoCosta RicaDallasDohaDublinExumaHong KongHoustonHualalaiIstanbulJackson HoleJakartaKuala LumpurLas VegasLisbonLondonLos AngelesMaldivesMauiMexico CityMiamiMilanoNevisNew YorkNewport BeachPalm BeachParisPhiladelphiaPraguePuerto RicoPunta MitaRiyadhSan DiegoSan FranciscoSanta BarbaraSao PauloScottsdaleSeattleShanghaiSharm El SheikhSingaporeSydneyTaipeiTerre BlancheTokyoTorontoVancouverWashington D.C. and Whistler.