Making Strides Participates in Macy's Ninth Annual “Shop For A Cause”

August 10, 2014
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Macy's helps local charity raise funds and awareness to help local residents get the services they need to fight breast cancer

WILLIAMSPORT, PA  – Macy's and the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk invite customers to participate in Macy's ninth annual national "Shop For A Cause" charity shopping event on August 23, 2014. Macy's "Shop For A Cause" is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $44 million for charities across the country since 2006. Customers can participate in this year's event by purchasing shopping passes from the American Cancer Society now.

"Macy's is committed to giving back, both nationally and to our local communities," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer. "For the last eight years, Macy's 'Shop For A Cause' program has provided our customers and associates a unique opportunity to show their support and give back to their local community organizations, while also enjoying great savings at Macy's."

Macy's has provided the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk committee with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. Making Strides will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more shopping passes sold, the more money Making Strides will raise to help fight breast cancer!

By purchasing a shopping pass from anyone on the Making Strides committee or the main American Cancer Society office at 1948 E. Third St., customers support the fifth annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy's. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.

"More than 2.9 million breast cancer survivors will celebrate another birthday this year, thanks in part to the dollars raised by supporters like you," said Pam Foresman, community events specialist for the East Central Division of the American Cancer Society. "Most of the Strides money raised through the Lycoming County walk goes to help local women who are uninsured or under insured get screenings. These funds help women in Lycoming, Clinton, Bradford, Sullivan and Tioga counties get grants for free or low-cost mammograms, wigs and for the Look Good ... Feel Better program."

For more information about Macy's "Shop For A Cause," visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass call (570) 326-4149.

About Macy's

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers and employees, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

About Making Strides

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer's last century. The fight to end breast cancer starts with a single step. Take that step with us at the American Cancer Society Making Strides of Lycoming County walk. It will take each and every one of us to rally together and finish the fight against breast cancer. Just a few hours of your time at our non-competitive, 5K (3.1 mile) event will help bring a lifetime of change for people facing breast cancer and their families. Every Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) event is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor breast cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our breast cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease with breast cancer research, information and services, and access to mammograms for women who need them. Sign up today and let's finish the fight against breast cancer.