MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Skechers Performance Division today announced a partnership with the American Cancer Society to support the organization’s fight against breast cancer. The month-long breast cancer awareness program encompasses a limited-edition performance footwear line, retail activation, sponsorship of the American Cancer Society San Francisco Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, as well as a single donation from Skechers Performance to the American Cancer Society. Skechers Performance will further support the initiatives via print, in-store and digital marketing.
"We're honored to be partnering with such an incredible organization such as the American Cancer Society," said Michael Greenberg, president, SKECHERS USA. "American Cancer Society is making great strides in the fight against breast cancer and Skechers Performance Division is proud to support the organization and to come together to further awareness of the campaign."
The limited-edition footwear line, aptly named “Awareness,” features five top styles—GOrun 3, GOwalk 2, GOwalk 2 Flash, GOrun Sprint and GOfit. Designed in a soft heather gray and pale pink colorway, each shoe features the iconic breast cancer awareness pink ribbon and celebrates those who use sports and fitness to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. The line is available at SKECHERS retail stores, Skechers.com and at select SKECHERS retail partners throughout October.
Starting October 1 and continuing through October 31, all domestic SKECHERS retail stores will also participate in a register round-up program to offer customers the opportunity to support the American Cancer Society. During this time, customers may round up their purchase of any item(s) made in a SKECHERS retail store to the nearest whole dollar to benefit the American Cancer Society. For those who donate $5 or more, a 20% coupon for their next visit will be offered. Additionally, SKECHERS retail stores are offering a gift with purchase for customers who purchase a pair of the limited-edition Awareness shoes.
Skechers Performance Division is also a participating sponsor of the American Cancer Society San Francisco Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at Hellman Hollow Park. One of the largest Making Strides events in the nation, Skechers Performance will have an on-site presence and contribute a percentage of proceeds from the sale of Skechers Performance shoes that day to the American Cancer Society.
The funds raised for American Cancer Society will support breast cancer research, help provide free information and services, and assist women in need to access mammograms.
“Countless loved ones continue to hear the words ‘you have breast cancer,’ but with the contributions of Skechers and their customers, we can help change the course of the disease,” said Daniela Campari, senior vice president of integrated marketing and revenue for the American Cancer Society. “Collaborations like this are critical in helping finish the fight and to maintain our life-saving work.”
To learn more about the American Cancer Society and their fight against breast cancer visit www.cancer.org or call 800.227.2345.
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SKECHERS USA, Inc. (NYSE: SKX), based in Manhattan Beach, California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of footwear for men, women and children under the SKECHERS name. SKECHERS footwear is available in the United States via department and specialty stores, company-owned SKECHERS retail stores and its e-commerce website, and over 100 countries and territories through the company’s global network of distributors and subsidiaries in Brazil, Canada, Chile, Japan and across Europe, as well as through joint ventures in Asia. For more information, please visit www.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook (Facebook.com/SKECHERS) and Twitter (Twitter.com/SKECHERSUSA).
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