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 Aug. 23.
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. 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 buy a shopping pass, call 570-326-4149.