“We are honored to have this partnership with St. Jude. There’s nothing more important than saving a child’s life and that’s why we all — associates and customers alike — continue to give.” Harvey Kanter, President and Chief Executive Officer at DXL
CANTON, Mass. (PRWEB) November 06, 2019
Destination XL Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DXLG), the leading retailer of men’s big + tall apparel, announced today it is continuing their partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® for the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign, an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, and more than 60 of the nation’s leading brands and companies that ask consumers to donate while they shop during the holiday season to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude.
This is the fifteenth year DXL has participated in the campaign, which began as a holiday season fundraising effort and has grown into a longstanding annual tradition. Since joining the campaign, DXL has raised more than $12 million thanks to the tremendous support of its customers and associates. These funds are critical given that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food - because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Since 2017, DXL has raised $3 million in donations for the hospital, representing a quarter of their donation commitment of $12 million by year-end 2026. At this rate, it is likely they will surpass their donation goal. In recognition of the donation commitment, the name “DXL Men’s Apparel” has been attached to the Light Microscopy Center at the Memphis-based hospital.
“We are honored to have this partnership with St. Jude. There’s nothing more important than saving a child’s life and that’s why we all — associates and customers alike — continue to give.” said Harvey Kanter, President and Chief Executive Officer at DXL. “Supporting the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is part of our culture here at DXL and one that we’re immensely proud of as a company."
The campaign launched on Monday, October 28 and will run through Sunday, January 5. DXL’s customers can support the campaign by donating at their local store. In addition, DXL will have a variety of fundraisers at the corporate office.
“I give thanks this holiday season for the loyal support of DXL Group as we kick off the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign,” said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “The caring and unwavering commitment of DXL Group, their dedicated employees and generous customers to the children of St. Jude is instrumental in helping raise the necessary funds to ensure that families never pay St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel, housing or food – because we believe all a family should worry about is helping their child live.”
Created by siblings Marlo, Terre and Tony Thomas – children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas – the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign asks people to "Give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not” in order to help the hospital carry out its mission: Finding cures. Saving children. ®
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, sharing stories and videos from St. Jude Inspire, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
About Destination XL Group
Destination XL Group, Inc. is the largest retailer of men’s clothing in sizes XL and up, with operations throughout the United States as well as in Ontario, Canada. In addition to DXL Men’s Apparel retail and outlet stores, subsidiaries of Destination XL Group, Inc. also operate Rochester Clothing stores, Casual Male XL retail and outlet stores, and the e-commerce site,DXL.com. DXL.com offers a multi-channel solution similar to the DXL store experience with the most extensive selection of online products available anywhere for the XL guy. The Company is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, and its common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "DXLG." Sizes start at 38” waist and XL including tall sizes, plus shoe sizes 10-16, in widths to 4E. Follow @destinationXL on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.