Pittsburgh, PA – April 23, 2019 – Macy’s joins the band of community partners looking to make a difference in the lives of women. Beginning May 1st through May 15th, Macy’s Mall at Robinson will invite customers to round up their in-store purchase to the nearest dollar (up to $.99). All funds raised will go to Magee-Womens Research Institute (MWRI) and help raise awareness and funds for women’s health.
As the nation’s largest research institute dedicated solely to women’s health, MWRI is making discoveries and advancing knowledge in many areas affecting women including: reproductive biology, breast cancer genomics and personalized therapies, HIV immunization and prevention, fertility preservation, and is a recognized leader in clinical pelvic floor research.
“We are extremely grateful for partners like Macy’s, who demonstrate a concern for the health and wellness of the women and families they serve, and take a leadership role in helping to give back in order to facilitate meaningful impact in those communities.” said Michael Annichine, Chief Executive Officer of Magee-Womens Research Institute.
Macy’s Mall at Robinson and Women who Rock will also bring Pittsburgh the Ultimate Girls Night Out event, on Thursday, May 9, 2019. The evening will feature a fashion show with looks inspired by iconic women in music, Women who Rock VIP ticket giveaways, mini makeovers, and Macy’s gift cards for the first 50 attendees. After the show, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the models and shop the looks from makeup to shoes. The winner of the VIP Women who Rock tickets will also receive makeovers the night of the show on May 30th, 2019.
“Macy’s is committed to giving back and creating stronger and brighter communities where we live and work.” said Joe Hladiuk, Store Manager of Macy’s Mall at Robinson. “We’re proud to support initiatives that empower women and raise awareness and funds for women’s healthcare.”
The 3rd Annual Women who Rock Benefit Concert will take place on May 30, 2019 in Pittsburgh. An event experience like no other, Women who Rock features an all-female fronted music lineup with headliner the legendary Sheila E., an interactive Beauty Bar, a silent auction, VIP Macy’s gift bags, and a pink carpet entrance.
Women who Rock will also present the “Women who Rock Award” to Dr. Sharon Hillier, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Magee-Womens Research Institute. Dr. Hillier is an internationally recognized microbiologist whose work has influenced an entire field of research based on the intersection of women’s health and HIV prevention.
Macy’s is America’s store for life. The largest retail brand of Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE:M) delivers quality fashion at affordable prices to customers at approximately 640 locations in 43 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam, as well as to customers in more than 100 international destinations through leading e-commerce site macys.com. Macy’s inspires fashion exploration and discovery through the most desired family of exclusive brands for her, for him, for the home, and via our dynamic mobile and social platforms. We know the power of celebration, demonstrated through decades of memorable experiences created during Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows, and celebrity appearances. Macy’s flagship stores – including New York City’s Herald Square – are internationally renowned and preeminent destinations for tourists. With the collective support of our customers and employees, Macy’s builds community and helps make a difference in every market we serve, supporting local and national charities by giving nearly $50 million each year, plus 146,000 hours of volunteer service. For more than 160 years, Macy’s has, and continues to, make life shine brighter for our customers, colleagues, and communities.
About Magee-Women’s Research Institute
Magee-Women’s Research Institute (MWRI) is the largest research institute in the U.S. devoted exclusively to women’s health research. MWRI is making discoveries and advancing knowledge in many areas affecting women including: reproductive biology, breast cancer genomics and personalized therapies, HIV immunization and prevention, fertility preservation, and is a recognized leader in clinical pelvic floor research. We firmly believe that new insights into the role of early human development in defining short- and long-term health and wellness will transform our understanding of disease development, treatment and prevention for future generations. Proceeds from Women who Rock in Pittsburgh, will be used to support world class women’s and infants’ health research through Magee-Women’s Research Institute & Foundation’s campaign and will be designated to the Board Strategic Direction Fund (Fund #23001) for the Board of Directors to provide resources as needed.
Melinda Colaizzi/Founder Women who Rock