GREENSBORO, N.C., Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pink is a bold color so significant that women everywhere know what it stands for immediately – it stands for hope! This fall, Tanger is offering their shoppers a way to join in the fight against Breast Cancer with their PinkSTYLE Campaign.
September 12 through October 25, 2012, the 19th annual Tanger PinkSTYLE Campaign will take place at 38 Tanger Outlet Centers in 25 states and Canada. As part of Tanger's fundraising efforts, shoppers will be able to purchase Pink Cards for a $1.00 donation each. The Pink Card provides Tanger customers with a 25% discount on a single item at participating stores located at Tanger Outlet Centers.
"Tanger is proud to join with our retail partners and our customers in a team effort to put an end to breast cancer," said Steven B. Tanger, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. "Our goal is to help raise and donate the funds necessary for breast cancer research so that a cure and prevention can be found."
Money raised by Tanger through its sale of Pink Cards is donated locally through the Stanley K. Tanger Breast Cancer Fund to over 35 different breast cancer organizations across the country and to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation where 90% of the dollars raised are directed to breast cancer research and awareness programs.
"The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is honored to be one of the beneficiaries of this amazing program," says Myra Biblowit, President, BCRF. "These funds will support critical lifesaving research at leading medical centers worldwide." Customers can purchase as many as they would like at Tanger Shopper Services Center or online at www.tangeroutlet.com
Since 1994, Tanger Outlet Centers nationally has contributed more than $11 million to this important cause through the PinkSTYLE Campaign, 5K races and other Breast Cancer related fundraising events. Across the United States and Canada, Tanger will also raise money this year through a variety of other onsite and community activities including but not limited to sponsorships of walks and runs for a cure, early detection demonstration and prevention kiosks, fashion events and more.
Breast cancer is the most common cause of cancer in women (excluding skin cancer). In 2011, The American Cancer Society estimates that 290,000 women will hear the words 'You have breast cancer'. In her lifetime, 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. The chance of dying from Breast Cancer is 1 in 36. At Tanger, we want to see a cure in our lifetime. Join us and THINK PINK! You can make a difference when you shop and save during Tanger Outlets PinkSTYLE campaign!
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, is an independent not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime. In October 2012, BCRF will award at least $40 million to more than 190 scientists across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, and China. With 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs, BCRF continues to remain one of the most fiscally responsible charities in the country. BCRF holds a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, its tenth such designation since 2002. Additionally, BCRF is the only cancer organization designated as "A+" by CharityWatch. For more information about BCRF, visit www.bcrfcure.org.
About Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 39 upscale outlet shopping centers in 25 states coast to coast and in Canada, totaling approximately 11.9 million square feet leased to over to 2,500 stores operated by more than 430 different brand name companies. More than 175 million shoppers visit Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. annually. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call 1-800-4TANGER or visit the company's web site at www.tangeroutlet.com
SOURCE Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.