Tanger Factory Outlet of Jeffersonville hopes to contribute to the efforts to end breast cancer during the 22nd-annual Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign with a Shopping Happy Hour on Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. in the Food Court.
During the month of October, the Power of Pink initiative will take place at Tanger Outlets across the United States and Canada. Shoppers can purchase a Powerful Pink Savings Pass to save 25 percent off on a single item in participating stores.
Customers can purchase an unlimited savings pass from Tanger Shopper Services to benefit the Women’s Wellness Center at Fayette County Memorial Hospital, as well as nationally through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the nation’s highest-rated breast cancer organization.
Through BCRF, Tanger donations are directly supporting pioneering studies in breast cancer, including the work of Dr. Kenneth Offit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Katherine Nathanson at The University of Pennsylvania, and Drs. Elizabeth Jaffee and Leisha Emens at Johns Hopkins University.
“We are proud to join once again with our customers and tenants at our centers across the U.S. and Canada to raise awareness and much needed funds for breast cancer research and prevention,” said Steven B. Tanger, president and chief executive officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. “We are committed to supporting these important organizations year after year with the goal of finding a cure to a disease that has affected so many women and families.”
Since 1994, Tanger has contributed nearly $15 million to breast cancer research through the PinkSTYLE campaign, 5K races, on-site events, and other breast cancer-related fundraising initiatives across the U.S. and Canada.
In 2014, Tanger Outlets raised $1.3 million for the 21st-annual Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign.
The BCRF was founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, and it advances the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. BCRF has raised $570 million to fuel discoveries in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, survivorship, and metastis, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world.
In 2015, BCRF will award over $48.5 million to support more than 235 researchers at leading medical institutions worldwide. By spending 91 cents of every dollar on research and public awareness programs, BCRF remains one of the nation’s most fiscally responsible nonprofits, according to officials.
BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an “A+” from CharityWatch, and has been awarded Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. More information can be found at www.bcrfure.org.
“Year after year, Tanger Outlets has reaffirmed their pledge to be the end of breast cancer,” said Myra Biblowit, president of BCRF. “The Powerful Pink Savings Pass is an example of how one small purchase can make a difference. You can be sure that the contribution from Tanger Outlets will directly impact breast cancer research.”
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