Macy's Partners With Local Charity to Raise Funds and Awareness for Breast Cancer

Macy’s will partner with City of Hope’s Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer to invite customers to participate in Macy’s eighth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 24. Customers can purchase shopping passes from City of Hope now. Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, which has helped raise more than $46 million for charities across the country since 2006.

“Over the past eight years, Macy’s annual ‘Shop For A Cause’ has raised more than $46 million for local and national charities, providing our associates and customers an opportunity to give back to those organizations that touch their hearts each and every day,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer. “Giving back is a key component of Macy’s culture. We are honored to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of others, while enjoying great savings at Macy’s.”


Macy’s has provided City of Hope with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. City of Hope will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more City of Hope sells, the more money it will raise.

By purchasing a shopping pass from City of Hope, customers support breast cancer research while enjoying a day of spectacular discounts, entertainment and special events at Macy’s. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply.

“We’re excited to continue our 17-year legacy, and again raise money for research at City of Hope,” said Barbara Westberg, coordinator of the 2013 Walk for Hope Phoenix. “Walk for Hope is making a difference in the lives of women everywhere by supporting research that is bringing us closer to cures for breast cancer.”

For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit To purchase a shopping pass from City of Hope, contact Barbara Westberg at To register for or donate to Walk for Hope please visit

About City of Hope:
City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope’s research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope is located in Duarte, Calif., just northeast of Los Angeles, and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology byU.S.News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.