'I'm Going to Saks … For My Favorite Charity' nets 5 percent of sales for TGen

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Aug. 1, 2011 - A month-long summer-styling promotion kicks off today that will benefit breast and ovarian cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).

I'm Going to Saks … For My Favorite Charity runs throughout August. Customers at Saks Fifth Avenue's store at Biltmore Fashion Park, 2446 E. Camelback Road, will have an amount equal to 5 percent of their purchase price donated to TGen research if they use their Saks credit cards.

"This is great opportunity to shop at Saks Fifth Avenue, one of the world's pre-eminent specialty retailers, while at the same time helping TGen scientists bring hope to tens of thousands of women worldwide who will be diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancer," said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff.

Breast cancer is the number one type of cancer among women in the U.S., with more than 192,000 new cases each year. Although there have been advances in treating breast cancer, more than 40,000 American women annually die from this disease, the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the U.S.

Ovarian cancer is less common, but more deadly, striking more than 21,000 women in the U.S. each year, and annually killing more than 14,000.

Customers may register their Saks credit cards with any Saks sales associate, and designate TGen as the beneficiary. Saks Fifth Avenue credit cards may be obtained at the store, and customers receive 10 percent off their purchases that day.

This promotion is available only for in-store purchases (not online) and only at the Biltmore Fashion Park location.

At the end of the month, Saks could donate up to $10,000 to TGen, which will go toward the development of early diagnostics for breast and ovarian cancer, and more effective treatments for these diseases.

For more information, contact TGen Foundation Development Associate Tiffanie Hawkins at [email protected] or (602) 343-8675.

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