GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tanger Outlet Centers
has been on the forefront of the battle against breast cancer for the past 15
years. The company's annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign has raised and
donated funds to help prevent and find a cure for the disease. Tanger has now
taken an important step to expand its efforts to save lives by raising money
to fight not only breast cancer, but also many other top cancers. Through the
sale of the Tanger Cure Card, a specially designed gift card, Tanger is now
donating $30,000 to support the American Lung Association, the Colorectal
Cancer Coalition and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
By purchasing the Tanger Cure Card March through December 2008, Tanger
shoppers not only purchased a gift card that was redeemable at 2,200 brand
name outlet stores at 33 Tanger centers nationwide, they also helped battle
cancer. Tanger donated 10% of the value of all Tanger Cure Cards sold to
fight lung cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer, leading causes of
cancer-related deaths in the United States. The American Lung Association,
the Colorectal Cancer Coalition and the Prostate Cancer Foundation each
received a $10,000 donation from Tanger.
"Our Tanger Cure Card campaign was popular because it added extra value to
our shoppers' gift card purchases," remarked Steven B. Tanger, President and
CEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. "Tanger customers feel good
knowing that each Cure Card they purchased is now fighting the top ranked,
most deadly forms of cancer -- lung, colorectal and prostate. We targeted our
Cure Card donations toward these diseases because they are responsible for the
deaths of nearly 250,000 Americans each year. It is our hope that the funds
raised through the Tanger Cure Card can support the research needed to find
Since being started by Tanger Outlets' Founder and Chairman of the Board,
Stanley K. Tanger in 1994, the company's annual Breast Cancer Awareness
campaign has raised more than $6 million to battle breast cancer in the
communities that Tanger serves across the country. Tanger's 2009 Breast
Cancer Awareness campaign will take place September 21-October 20.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., (NYSE: SKT) a publicly traded REIT,
presently has ownership interests in or management responsibilities for 33
shopping centers in 22 states coast-to-coast, totaling approximately 10.2
million square feet, leased to over 2,200 stores that are operated by over 400
different store brands. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call
1-800-4-TANGER or visit our website at www.tangeroutlet.com .
SOURCE Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.