GREENSBORO, N.C., Feb. 12 Tanger Outlet Centershas been on the forefront of the battle against breast cancer for the past 15years. The company's annual Breast Cancer Awareness campaign has raised anddonated funds to help prevent and find a cure for the disease. Tanger has nowtaken an important step to expand its efforts to save lives by raising moneyto fight not only breast cancer, but also many other top cancers. Through thesale of the Tanger Cure Card, a specially designed gift card, Tanger is nowdonating $30,000 to support the American Lung Association, the ColorectalCancer Coalition and the Prostate Cancer Foundation.
By purchasing the Tanger Cure Card March through December 2008, Tangershoppers not only purchased a gift card that was redeemable at 2,200 brandname outlet stores at 33 Tanger centers nationwide, they also helped battlecancer. Tanger donated 10% of the value of all Tanger Cure Cards sold tofight lung cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer, leading causes ofcancer-related deaths in the United States. The American Lung Association,the Colorectal Cancer Coalition and the Prostate Cancer Foundation eachreceived a $10,000 donation from Tanger.
"Our Tanger Cure Card campaign was popular because it added extra value toour shoppers' gift card purchases," remarked Steven B. Tanger, President andCEO of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. "Tanger customers feel goodknowing that each Cure Card they purchased is now fighting the top ranked,most deadly forms of cancer -- lung, colorectal and prostate. We targeted ourCure Card donations toward these diseases because they are responsible for thedeaths of nearly 250,000 Americans each year. It is our hope that the fundsraised through the Tanger Cure Card can support the research needed to findcures."
Since being started by Tanger Outlets' Founder and Chairman of the Board,Stanley K. Tanger in 1994, the company's annual Breast Cancer Awarenesscampaign has raised more than $6 million to battle breast cancer in thecommunities that Tanger serves across the country. Tanger's 2009 BreastCancer Awareness campaign will take place September 21-October 20.
Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., (NYSE: SKT) a publicly traded REIT,presently has ownership interests in or management responsibilities for 33shopping centers in 22 states coast-to-coast, totaling approximately 10.2million square feet, leased to over 2,200 stores that are operated by over 400different store brands. For more information on Tanger Outlet Centers, call1-800-4-TANGER or visit our website at www.tangeroutlet.com .
SOURCE Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc.