TGen partners with Macy's for 10th annual Shop For A Cause

Macy's helps Phoenix-based biomedical research institute raise funds and awareness Aug. 29 through its national Shop For A Cause charity shopping event

PHOENIX, Ariz. - July 10, 2015 - Macy's is partnering with the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) to invite customers to Macy's 10th annual nationwide "Shop For A Cause" charity shopping event on Aug. 29.

Macy's "Shop For A Cause" is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts. Since 2006, the program has helped raise tens of millions of dollars for charities across the nation.

By purchasing a shopping pass from TGen, customers support the Phoenix-based biomedical research institute while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy's. To purchase a $5 shopping pass, contact TGen at helptgen.org/macys or 602-343-8411.

"Macy's is proud to invite our customers to join us in giving back to causes that make a difference both locally and nationally," said Martine Reardon, Macy's Chief Marketing Officer. "For the last nine years, Macy's Shop For A Cause program has raised many millions of dollars for thousands of charities across the country. We look forward to offering our customers and associates an easy way to make a positive impact in our communities while enjoying great savings at Macy's."

Non-profit TGen will keep 100 percent of the proceeds from every shopping pass it sells. The more TGen sells, the more money it will raise. To find a Macy's near you, go to mcys.co/1D3ZrXl.

"At TGen, we are excited to have once again been selected by the generous people of Macy's to participate in the Shop For A Cause event," said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff. "In this way,Macy's customers have an opportunity to advance pioneering research into serious diseases, including neurological conditions and many types of cancer."

Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply. For more information about Macy's "Shop For A Cause," visit macys.com/shopforacause.

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About TGen
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit:www.tgen.org.

For details about Shop For A Cause:
Andrea Daly
Assistant Director of Development, TGen Foundation
602-343-8572
adaly@tgen.org

Press Contact:
Steve Yozwiak
TGen Senior Science Writer
602-343-8704
syozwiak@tgen.org

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, and Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are 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. For Macy's media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.


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