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Macy’s Helps National Charity Raise Funds and

Awareness for Important Cause

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ATLANTA, GA – (August 22, 2013) – Macy’s will partner with PCOS Challenge, Inc. to invite customers to participate in Macy’s eighth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on August 24, 2013. Customers can purchase shopping passes from PCOSChallenge.com 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 raised 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 PCOS Challenge with shopping passes to sell for $5 each. PCOS Challenge will keep 100 percent of every shopping pass it sells. The more PCOS Challenge sells, the more money it will raise!

By purchasing a shopping pass from PCOSChallenge.com, customers help support programs for women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a hormonal and reproductive disorder that affects one-in-ten women. Pass holders will receive special discounts on most regular, sale and clearance purchases all day, but some exclusions apply. They will also enjoy a day of entertainment and special events at Macy’s.

“We are grateful to Macy’s for their leadership and commitment in supporting charities like PCOS Challenge. We are working hard to make PCOS a public health priority and to help bring answers to the millions of women and families affected by the condition. Despite affecting one-in-ten women, PCOS gets very little attention in the media and most people are unaware of the condition. PCOS is often under-diagnosed and those who have been diagnosed are left wanting for more resources. With the help of more visionary organizations like Macy’s, this can change,” says Sasha Ottey, Executive Director of PCOS Challenge, Inc.

For more information about Macy’s “Shop For A Cause,” visit macys.com/shopforacause. To purchase a shopping pass from PCOS Challenge, visit PCOSChallenge.com.

About PCOS Challenge, Inc.
PCOS Challenge, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides support for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome through television and radio programming, educational workshops and online and offline support networks. With over 17,000 members, PCOS Challenge is one of the largest support organizations for women with PCOS worldwide.

About Macy’s
Macy’s, the largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its online store at macys.com. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy’s Foundation, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of customers.

CONTACT: N. Kali Mincy
PCOS Challenge, Inc.
Phone: (877) KICK-PCOS

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