NEW YORK, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chico's announces the release of two limited-edition leopard print scarves to support Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501 (c)(3) organization.
For this collaboration, the two limited-edition scarves, as featured in Harper's BAZAAR, will be sold at Chico's boutiques and outlets across the country, as well as online at www.chicos.com. Marked by a specially created hangtag, Chico's will donate $10 to Stand Up To Cancer, up to $300,000, for every purchase of the scarves from now through October 31st, which will accelerate SU2C's innovative cancer research that gets new therapies to patients quickly.
For over 30 years, Chico's has helped women look as fabulous as they feel. The combination of fabulous style, one-of-a-kind details, and amazing, personal service has captured the hearts of women nationwide.
"I'm thrilled to continue our partnership with Harper's Bazaar to raise awareness for Stand Up To Cancer." says Cinny Murray, Chico's Brand President. "It's a powerful initiative that's pushing cancer research forward in a way that hasn't been done before. Chico's, together with our customers, is happy to have this opportunity to contribute to such an important effort."
Stand Up To Cancer is changing the culture of cancer research through its unique funding model, which facilitates collaboration among scientists in different disciplines and at different institutions. Over 750 researchers from 112 institutions in six countries are currently involved in SU2C-funded research.
"We are deeply grateful to Chico's for helping get Stand Up To Cancer's core message out to shoppers all over the country: that each and every one of us can make a difference in this fight," said SU2C Co-founder Sherry Lansing.
For more information about the partnership, please visit www.chicos.com.
The Chico's brand offers women a combination of fabulous style, one-of-a-kind details and amazing personal service. Chico's currently operates 620 boutiques and 115 outlets throughout the U.S., publishes a monthly catalog and offers round-the-clock shopping at www.chicos.com.
About Stand Up To Cancer:
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry's resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C's scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.
Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, and Ellen Ziffren. All current members of the CFA were co-producers of the 2012 televised special. The late co-founder Laura Ziskin executive produced both the Sept. 5, 2008, and Sept. 10, 2010, broadcasts. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., has served as SU2C's president and CEO since 2011.
For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.standup2cancer.org