ROCKAWAY, N.J., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- America's largest specialty party retailer, Party City, announces its support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with a nationwide, in-store campaign from March 4 – April 2. Party City customers can support the CF Foundation with dollar donations collected at the registers of its more than 600 retail stores. All donations will help fund CF research, medical and education programs. Together, Party City and the CF Foundation aim to help the estimated 30,000 children and adults in the United States with cystic fibrosis live longer, healthier lives.
"The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is grateful to Party City for joining us in the fight against cystic fibrosis, a devastating disease that still takes the lives of far too many people," said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. "We admire a company that gets involved in causes that are of importance to their employees and are thrilled to partner with Party City, and together, help make the lives of those with CF better."
Lisa Laube, President of Party City, remarked, "Our role as a sponsor goes hand-in-hand with the organization's mission of 'adding tomorrows every day,' in which we want to give people with CF and their families the opportunity to celebrate all of life's milestones and special moments."
For more information about the partnership, visit PartyCity.com or the company's Facebook page (facebook.com/partycity). For more information about the CF Foundation's mission and programs, visit http://www.cff.org. or visit the Foundation's Facebook page (facebook.com/cysticfibrosisfoundation).
About Party City
Party City Corporation is America's largest party goods chain and the country's premier retailer of Halloween costumes, theme party supplies, birthday decorations, and other specialty party supplies. Party City operates more than 600 company-owned and franchise stores throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. As part of the Amscan Holdings, Inc., (AHI), group of companies, Party City is among the more than 900 specialty party stores that AHI either owns, operates or franchises. To learn more about Party City, call 1-800-477-4841 or visit the company's website at www.partycity.com.
About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world's leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donor-supported nonprofit organization. For more information, please visit www.cff.org.
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