Swampscott HomeGoods ‘Helps Families Fight Cancer’ campaign
to run in stores June 5 – June 29
Proceeds benefit Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund
Swampscott, MA - Beginning June 5 and running through June 29, Swampscott-area HomeGoods shoppers will have the opportunity to support cancer care and research while shopping at the off-price home fashions retailer. More than 300 HomeGoods stores nationwide will be participating in the 13th annual HomeGoods “Helps Families Fight Cancer” campaign benefitting the Jimmy Fund, which supports pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, Mass.
HomeGoods customers can participate by making a contribution at the register to “Help Families Fight Cancer” with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dana-Farber. Customers also have the opportunity to purchase a reusable shopping bag for $.99 featuring artwork by Jimmy Fund Clinic pediatric patient Aleah Smith, 7, of Centerville, Mass. HomeGoods will contribute $.50 for each bag purchased to the Jimmy Fund.
“We are so grateful to partner again this summer with HomeGoods and its dedicated customers who have generously raised several million for Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund in the past thirteen years,” said Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund. “Thanks to their unwavering support we are able to continue funding cancer research and care while helping families who are facing this terrible disease.”
“We are grateful to our customers and associates who generously support Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund,” said Robyn Arvedon, HomeGoods spokesperson. “We are inspired by their commitment to help families fight cancer.”
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is world-renowned for its leadership in adult and pediatric cancer treatment and research. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is one of the largest recipients among independent hospitals of NCI and National Institutes of Health grant funding. For more information, go to www.dana-farber.org
About the Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund ( www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.