COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Limited announced today that it is supporting the annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Thanks and Giving® campaign, an unprecedented union of celebrities, media, retail and corporate brands, that asks consumers to donate while they shop during the holiday season to support the lifesaving research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®.
“The Limited community has a long history of giving back to the community, especially to those in need, and I’m proud that our team is united and enthusiastic in our support of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® Thanks and Giving® campaign,” said Diane Ellis, CEO of The Limited. “We’re encouraging our clients to join us because while St. Jude has far-reaching impact on medical treatment in communities everywhere, it also makes a lasting impact on individuals and families, just like ours. Many of these individuals are connected to our brand, our associates and our communities.”
For the first time ever, all The Limited stores, as well as its offices in Columbus, Ohio and New York City, will participate in the annual campaign, which has raised more than $487 million in the past decade. Proceeds from the campaign help St. Jude provide cutting-edge treatment and pursue visionary research. These funds are critical given that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food.
Now through the end of the year, customers can support the campaign by making a donation at any of our store locations or online by visiting http://www.thelimited.com/features/donate-to-st-jude/. No purchase is necessary.
"I am thrilled that The Limited is now a part of the St. Jude family," said Marlo Thomas, national outreach director for St. Jude. "Their participation in the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign will ensure that St. Jude can continue the lifesaving research and treatment that has brought hope to so many families. Their support will also help us stay true to my father's promise that no family pays St. Jude for anything."
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since it opened 50 years ago, and St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. The hospital freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, so every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Created by 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 St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and 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 deadly diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, 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 or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
About The Limited:
Building on its 50 years of leadership in American shopping centers, The Limited is an iconic fashion retailer that offers high-quality, private-brand apparel designed to attract the sophisticated professional. Design-driven, fashionable styles include suiting, sweaters, dresses, denim, outerwear, and accessories—to suit her lifestyle demands, from workday to weekend. A Sun Capital Partners portfolio company, The Limited has 240 mall locations throughout the United States. For more information, please visit: www.thelimited.com. “Like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @TheLimited and Pinterest.
About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a pioneer in private equity investing, uniquely combining the financial skills and resources of a traditional private equity firm with the insight and expertise of a world class operating team. The firm focuses on market-leading companies that can benefit from our in-house professionals, resources, and expertise in their efforts to materially improve operating performance. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in more than 345 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $45 billion since our inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles and New York, and affiliates in London, Frankfurt, Paris, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Shenzhen. For more information, visit www.SunCapPart.com.