Tanger supports breast cancer research

By Monroe Woark
Times Correspondent

A month of activities supporting breast cancer research has begun at Tanger Outlet Center in Locust Grove and other Tanger facilities across the United States.

The company’s 22nd annual Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign started last weekend with a Pink Flash Mob and continues with a 5K run/walk plus a one-mile fun run this Saturday at 8 a.m.

Every shopper during October can purchase a Powerful Pink Saving Pass for 25 percent off single items at participating stores. A customer can also purchase an unlimited savings pass from Tanger Shopper Services to benefit breast cancer organizations in local communities as well as nationally through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Through BCRF, Tanger donations are directly supporting breast cancer studies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins University.

“We are proud to join once again with our customers and tenants at our centers across the U.S. and Canada to raise awareness and much needed funds for breast cancer research and prevention,” said Steven B. Tanger, president and chief executive officer of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. “We are committed to supporting these important organizations year after year with the goal of finding a cure to a disease that has affected so many women and families.”

Since 1994, Tanger has contributed nearly $15 million to breast cancer research through the PinkSTYLE campaign, 5K races, on-site events and other breast cancer-related fundraising initiatives across the U.S and Canada. In 2014, Tanger Outlets raised $1.3 million for the 21st annual Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign.

“Year after year Tanger Outlets has reaffirmed their pledge to be the end of breast cancer,” said Myra Biblowit, president of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. “The Powerful Pink Savings Pass is an example of how one small purchase can make a big difference. BCRF is the nation’s only A+ rated breast cancer organization by Charity Watch – you can be rest assured that the contribution from Tanger Outlets will directly impact breast cancer research.”

For more information on the Tanger PinkSTYLE campaign, visit www.tangeroutlet.com.