Source: North Jersey.com
Through June 28, Paramus-area HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer. More than 335 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 14th annual Helps Families Fight Cancer campaign benefiting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber. The campaign materials will feature original artwork by Dana-Farber’s Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patient Kate Morris, 7, of Watertown, Mass.
“We are honored for the more than 14 years of support from HomeGoods and its generous customers who have raised significant dollars for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund,” said David Giagrando, assistant vice president, corporate partnerships, Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund. “We are so grateful for their dedication to furthering adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research and thrilled to partner with HomeGoods again this summer to continue helping families facing this challenging disease.”
“For 14 years our customers and associates have generously supported Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund through our in-store fundraising campaign,” said Robyn Arvedon, HomeGoods spokesperson. “Each year we are even more inspired by their passion and commitment to continue to help families fight cancer.”
The Jimmy Fund (http://JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: and on Twitter.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of NCI and National Institutes of Health grant funding.
For more information, go to http://dana-farber.org.
Source: North Jersey.com