TGen partners with Macy's for 7th annual 'Shop for a Cause'

Macy's helps TGen raise funds and awareness for biomedical research through Aug. 25 charity shopping event

PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Aug. 14, 2012 -- Macy's and the Translational Genomics Research institute (TGen) invite customers to participate in Macy's seventh annual "Shop for a Cause" charity shopping event.

Macy's 2012 Shop for a Cause will take place Aug. 25, 2012, including Valley locations in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, Glendale, Chandler and Gilbert. Customers may purchase tickets now from TGen.

Macy's Shop For A Cause, a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities' fundraising efforts, has helped raised more than $42 million since 2006 for charities nationwide.

"Giving back is a cornerstone of Macy's culture, and through our annual Shop For A Cause program, Macy's has been able to raise more than $42 million for local and national charities that are meaningful for our customers and associates," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer. "We are proud to offer our customers a simple way to make a positive difference in their communities while enjoying great savings at Macy's. Our customers' ongoing support is an inspiration, and we hope to continue making an impact for years to come."

Macy's has provided TGen with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. The organization will keep 100 percent of every ticket it sells. The more tickets sold by TGen, the more money it will raise! Tickets are available through TGen by visiting and clicking on Events Calendar.

By purchasing a shopping pass to the event from TGen, customers support cutting-edge biomedical research, while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment, and special events. Pass holders will enjoy special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day. (Some exclusions apply.)

"Macy's Shop For A Cause day provides shoppers with a wonderful opportunity to accelerate TGen's research into devastating diseases like cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes," said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff. "We are grateful to Macy's and their customers for helping to make a difference for patients today."

For more information about Macy's Shop For A Cause event, visit

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About Macy's
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at more than 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. Macy's stores and offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Building on a 150-year tradition, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities that make a difference in the lives of our customers.


About TGen
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. Research at TGen is focused on helping patients with diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes. TGen is on the cutting edge of translational research where investigators are able to unravel the genetic components of common and complex diseases. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities, TGen believes it can make a substantial contribution to the efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. For more information, visit:

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