The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Foundation plans two climate-appropriate fundraising events — “Shop for a Cause” while it’s still hot, and “stepNout” when it cools off this fall.
Mark your calendars for TGen’s 8th annual stepNout Run/Walk/Dash set for Nov. 3 at Kiwanis Park, 6111 S. All-America Way, in Tempe. Nearly 1,000 participants are expected.
The TGen Foundation this year is looking for corporate sponsors that might help push stepNout’s total fundraising to $1 million. Opportunities to showcase sponsors’ support are available through TGen’s website, Facebook, race-day t-shirts and other media.
In its previous seven years, stepNout has generated nearly $600,000 for TGen’s groundbreaking research of pancreatic cancer, the nation’s fourth leading cause of cancer death.
More information and registration for stepNout is available at tgenfoundation.org/step. Sponsorships are available by contacting Andrea Kobielski, Development Associate for TGen Cancer Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-343-8572.
Meantime, Shop for a Cause is Macy’s 8th annual discount shopping event, providing customers with a fabulous shopping experience while fostering worthy non-profit charities, such as TGen.
For a $5 donation to TGen, shoppers may take up to 25 percent off most purchases during a one-day sale on Aug. 24. (Some exclusions apply.)
Get your savings pass at tgen.org/tgen-foundation. Click on Shop for a Cause. Deadline is noon Aug. 23. All — 100 percent — of your $5 donation will go to TGen research.
“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,” said Martine Reardon, Chief Marketing Officer for Macy’s, which since 2006 has raised $46 million for charities nationwide.