TGen Foundation plans two major fundraising events

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 Sponsorships are available by contacting Andrea Kobielski, Development Associate for TGen Cancer Programs, at 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 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.

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