Simon centers to participate in Komen ‘More Than Pink’ movement
Simon will continue its engagement as one of five national Susan G. Komen sponsors through its Washington, D.C-area centers, according to a press release. The initiative encourages employees, retailers and shoppers to participate in activities and contribute to the achievement of Komen’s goal of reducing current U.S. breast cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2026.
“Our shoppers, retailers and employees have demonstrated their support and commitment to Susan G. Komen over the last two years by participating in all of our fundraising activities,” said Randy Goldman, director of marketing and business development at Clarksburg Premium Outlets on behalf of all six area Simon centers, in the release. “We look forward to another successful campaign this year and are focused on fighting a disease that affects so many in our community.”
“We’re honored to continue our partnership with the Washington D.C.-area Simon Centers and are inspired by their dedication in raising funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer,” said Christina Alford, SVP of development at Susan G. Komen, in the release. “The generosity of Simon is making an incredible impact on the lives of countless women and men and we look forward to what this partnership will bring in the year ahead.”
Visitors will notice the pink theme carried out at the Guest Services booths and staff will be honoring National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donning pink accessories, according to the release.
Other planned activities at the St. Charles Towne Center include:
• Discount card program — Shoppers can make a $5 donation to Susan G. Komen at Guest Services to receive a discount card providing 15 percent or 25 percent off one item at participating retailers.
• Gift cards — Simon is offering a Susan G. Komen Visa Simon Giftcard. For every gift card purchased at the Management Office, Simon will donate $1 towards Susan G. Komen.
• Paint Night Date Night, Oct. 19 — Gather with friends for a Paint Night Date Night. Guests of all skill levels are invited to create a masterpiece while enjoying a night out. The center will be accepting donations at the event to support Susan G. Komen. Participants must register in advance at www.simon. com/stcharlestownecenter.
The Visa Simon Giftcard can be used ever ywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the U.S. and cannot be used at ATMs or redeemed for cash, according to the release.