What could be more important than saving a child’s life? There’s nothing that can compare…and that’s why St. Jude is part of our culture here at DXL.
Canton, MA (PRWEB) November 14, 2018
Destination XL Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DXLG), the leading retailer of men’s XL apparel, announced today that it will once again partner 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 fourteenth 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 $10.5 million in 14 years 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.
In 2017 DXL raised a record-breaking $1.4 million in donations for the hospital, a great start to reaching their donation commitment of $12 million within the next ten years. In recognition of their donation commitment, the name “DXL Men’s Apparel” has been attached to the Light Microscopy Center at the Memphis-based hospital.
"What could be more important than saving a child’s life? There’s nothing that can compare…and that’s why St. Jude is part of our culture here at DXL,” said David Levin, President and Chief Executive Officer at DXL. “I continue to be so proud of the generosity of all our associates and customers who give to support the life-saving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This is not just an annual event for us, it’s part of who we are as a company."
The campaign launched on Sunday, October 28 and will run through Saturday, January 5. DXL Group’s customers can support the campaign by donating at their local store. In addition, the DXL Group will have a variety of fundraisers at their corporate office.
“I am so grateful to DXL Group for their commitment to the children of St. Jude," said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. “Fifteen years ago we created this campaign to uphold my father Danny’s promise that no family ever pays St. Jude for anything. The overwhelming support from DXL Group will once again provide an opportunity for holiday shoppers to raise funds that directly support the research that leads to lifesaving treatments for children across the country and around the world.”
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.®
To find your local DXL Men's Apparel store visit destinationXL.com. To learn more about the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign or to make a donation, visit http://www.stjude.org or call 1-800-4STJUDE.
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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, 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 apparel in sizes XL and up, with operations throughout the United States as well as in London, England and 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 e-commerce sites, including destinationXL.com and mobile site m.destinationXL.com. destinationXL.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.