Macy's "Shop For A Cause" Raises $2.95 Million To Benefit Moms And Babies
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2013
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Macy's eighth
annual "Shop For A Cause" one-day shopping event held on Saturday, August 24,
2013 has raised more than $2.95 million to help the March of Dimes give more
babies in our nation a healthy start in life, it was announced today.
Over the past three years, Macy's "Shop For A Cause" has supported the March
of Dimes work to prevent serious infant health problems such as birth defects,
infant mortality and premature birth. In total, Macy's customers have donated
more than $9 million through "Shop For A Cause" to help moms have full-term,
"We are extremely proud of our long-lasting partnership with Macy's, and so
appreciative of Macy's customers for their support of the March of Dimes
through 'Shop For A Cause'," says Sandra Hijikata, chief revenue officer and
senior vice president of the March of Dimes."On behalf of our staff and
volunteers nationwide, thank you to Macy's, a company that is making a
difference in the lives of families touched by the March of Dimes every day."
"Macy's continues to be inspired to give back and proud to offer our customers
an easy way to make a positive difference in the March of Dimes mission for
stronger, healthier babies in communities across the country," said Martine
Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer.
The March of Dimes was the exclusive national beneficiary of in-store and
online savings pass sales for Macy's "Shop for A Cause" in 2013. For more
information about "Shop For A Cause," visit macys.com/sfac.
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, employees and Macy's Foundation, 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. For
Macy's media materials, images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom
About March of Dimes
In 2013, the March of Dimes celebrates its 75^thAnniversary and its ongoing
work to help babies get a healthy start in life. Early research led to the
Salk and Sabin polio vaccines that all babies still receive. Other
breakthroughs include new treatments for premature infants and children with
birth defects. About 4 million babies are born each year in the United
States, and all have benefitted from March of Dimes lifesaving research and
The March of Dimes is the leading non-profit organization for pregnancy and
baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premiere event, March for
Babies^©, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by
preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest
resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on
Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
SOURCE March of Dimes
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