NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., a subsidiary of ascena retail group, inc. and parent company of Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey, is celebrating a decade of partnership with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and today announced its support of the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign for the eleventh consecutive year. Throughout the holiday season, associates and clients can donate to help St. Jude provide cutting-edge treatment and pursue visionary research.
Through December 31, 2017, clients who shop in-store and online at Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory Stores, LOFT and LOFT Outlet can seamlessly add a donation to their check-out purchase. Additionally, on November 16, 2017, select LOFT stores will host in-store events where beverages, snacks, and limited gifts will be available to clients who donate to the campaign. For more information about participating stores, please visit LOFT.com.
"As a company, we believe in St. Jude's mission," said Gary Muto, President and Chief Executive Officer of ascena Brands. "We are humbled to be St. Jude's largest fashion partner, which would not be possible without the ongoing commitment of our clients and associates."
Since 2007, ANN INC. has raised more than $38 million for St. Jude. These funds are critical given that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments created at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened more than 50 years ago, and St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent.
"I am so grateful for ANN INC.'s continued partnership and commitment to the children of St. Jude," said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "Because of the incredible support from ANN INC. and their customers, holiday shoppers can help raise awareness and funds that directly support the research that leads to lifesaving treatments for these precious children across the country and around the world."
To find your local Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory, LOFT and LOFT Outlet Stores or to donate online, visit AnnTaylor.com or LOFT.com. To learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, visit StJude.org.
About ANN INC.
ANN INC. is a subsidiary of ascena retail group, inc. (NASDAQ: ASNA), and operates the Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Lou & Grey brands. As part of ascena's Premium Fashion segment, the company operates Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor Factory Stores, LOFT, LOFT Outlet and Lou & Grey stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Canada. Our brands are also available online in more than 100 countries worldwide, at anntaylor.com, LOFT.com, louandgrey.com or LOFT franchise stores in Mexico.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
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