|By PR Newswire||
|January 29, 2014 10:27 AM EST||
NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the American Heart Association's founding national sponsor of Go Red For Women, Macy's will provide its customers with merchandise, promotions and select in-store events this February, all fashioned to bring awareness and funds to the cause of women's heart health. Over the past decade, Macy's has proudly raised $46 million dollars through the generosity and commitment of Macy's associates and customers, which has helped to fund research and education credited by the American Heart Association with saving 627,000 women's lives.
View the multimedia assets at: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/64681-aha-and-macy-s-go-red-for-women/
Macy's annual Wear Red Sale, along with a collection of exclusive red dresses by Calvin Klein, Kensie, and XOXO, which benefit Go Red For Women, will help make this February's American Heart Month more fashionable than ever. Customers will find these limited-edition red dresses in select stores and on macys.com in time for National Wear Red Day on Friday, Feb. 7, 2014.
"Macy's has been a proud national sponsor of the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement since its inception in 2004. As more than 70 percent of our customers and associates are women, we believe in the importance of funding research that can make a difference in fighting the number one killer of women – heart disease," said Martine Reardon, Macy's chief marketing officer. "Since 2004, through efforts including our Wear Red Sale, exclusive red dresses that benefit the cause, and in-store events, we have raised $46 million for Go Red For Women to fund the life-saving research that the American Heart Association credits with helping save 627,000 women's lives."
"The American Heart Association is not only thankful for Macy's longstanding support of Go Red For Women's fight against heart disease in women, but we're thankful for the impact they've helped us make over the last decade – saving the lives of 330 women each day," said Bernie Dennis, American Heart Association Chairman of the Board. "Together, we've made remarkable progress in educating women about heart disease and encouraging them to take action to live a healthier life. In fact, 90 percent of women involved in Go Red For Women have made at least one healthy lifestyle change, one-third has lost weight and 50 percent have increased their exercise."
Wear Red Sale
Macy's is inviting all customers to help celebrate National Wear Red Day (Feb. 7), with its annual Wear Red Sale at all Macy's stores beginning Wednesday, Feb. 5 through Monday, Feb. 10. Customers wearing red or purchasing a Red Dress pin for $2 to benefit Go Red For Women will receive a 20 percent discount on most regular, sale and clearance merchandise or 15 discount on fine and fashion jewelry, sale and clearance watches, and select home items.
Macy's will continue to sell the Red Dress pin and accompanying discount through Friday, Feb.14. One hundred percent of all pin sales are donated to Go Red For Women. Last year alone, Macy's sold more than 1.6 million Red Dress pins, raising $3.2 million for Go Red For Women. Additional merchandise exclusions can apply.
Macy's Exclusive Red Dresses
This February, Macy's introduces three exclusive new red dresses for American Heart Month, created by Calvin Klein, Kensie and XOXO. These limited-edition dresses are available at select Macy's stores and on macys.com/GoRed, and retail from $69 to $99, with 10 percent of the purchase price of each item sold from Feb. 1 through Feb. 28 (Calvin Klein and XOXO) and March 31, 2014 (Kensie) donated to the American Heart Association. XOXO has also created a red blazer for $69, available in select stores to benefit the American Heart Association.
Go Red For Women / The Heart Truth® Red Dress Collection(sm)
This year, Macy's joins the Go Red For Women / The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection kicking off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to celebrate a new era in women's heart health. On February 6 at Lincoln Center, the Red Dress Collection will be presented in collaboration with the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement and the National Heart, Blood and Lung Institute's (NHLBI) awareness campaign, The Heart Truth – both known for the iconic red dress that symbolizes the fight against the No. 1 killer of women. The Red Dress Collection has kicked-off Fashion Week since 2003 and this year's show will again feature a number of well-known entertainers including AnnaSophia Robb, Colbie Callait, Giada De Laurentiis, Gina Torres, Ireland Baldwin, Joan Jett, Leona Lewis, NeNe Leakes, Rutina Wesley, Taryn Manning, and Vanna White. Three dresses created by fashion incubator designers based in Chicago, Philadelphia and San Francisco housed at Macy's department stores will be featured on the runway, while three real women affected by heart disease will be seated front row in Macy's exclusive red dresses to bring further awareness to the cause.
Go Red Total Makeover Events
Macy's and the AHA welcome guests to take part in Go Red Total Makeover passport events on Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8. Guests can visit stations throughout the store to meet experts and to learn more about making smart choices for heart health, including physical activity and nutrition. Guests who visit each station and complete their passport will be entered to win a $250 Macy's gift card. These events will take place in the following markets: New York, NY; Richmond, VA; Charlotte, NC; Ft. Worth, TX; Cincinnati, OH; Chicago, IL; Portland, OR; Las Vegas, NV.
Go Red For Women Luncheons
Go Red For Women Luncheons are back by popular demand with 221 luncheons happening across the country this year where luncheon guests will receive a $10 Macy's gift card while supporting the fight against heart disease. Thirty-five of the luncheons will be giving away a $250 wardrobe giveaway with Estee Lauder participating with touch up stations.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
For Macy's media materials, including images and contacts, please visit our online pressroom at macys.com/pressroom.
About Go Red For Women
The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement has been impacting the health of women for 10 years. More than 627,000 women's lives have been saved, but the fight is far from over. Now is the time to shout louder, stand stronger and demand change. It's time to come together in a movement that is not just FOR women, buy BY women. It's time for women to Go Red. Visit GoRedForWomen.org for more information or call 1.888.MY.HEART. The American Heart Association's Go Red For Women movement is nationally sponsored by Macy's with additional support from our cause supporters.
SOURCE American Heart Association; Macy's
Fact: storage performance problems have only gotten more complicated, as applications not only have become largely virtualized, but also have moved to cloud-based infrastructures. Storage performance in virtualized environments isn’t just about IOPS anymore. Instead, you need to guarantee performance for individual VMs, helping applications maintain performance as the number of VMs continues to go up in real time. In his session at Cloud Expo, Dhiraj Sehgal, Product and Marketing at Tintri, sha...
Dec. 5, 2016 11:45 AM EST Reads: 878
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
Dec. 5, 2016 11:38 AM EST
CloudJumper, a Workspace as a Service (WaaS) platform innovator for agile business IT, has been recognized with the Customer Value Leadership Award for its nWorkSpace platform by Frost & Sullivan. The company was also featured in a new report(1) by the industry research firm titled, “Desktop-as-a-Service Buyer’s Guide, 2016,” which provides a comprehensive comparison of DaaS providers, including CloudJumper, Amazon, VMware, and Microsoft.
Dec. 5, 2016 11:30 AM EST Reads: 750
Businesses and business units of all sizes can benefit from cloud computing, but many don't want the cost, performance and security concerns of public cloud nor the complexity of building their own private clouds. Today, some cloud vendors are using artificial intelligence (AI) to simplify cloud deployment and management. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Ajay Gulati, Co-founder and CEO of ZeroStack, will discuss how AI can simplify cloud operations. He will cover the following topics: why clou...
Dec. 5, 2016 11:30 AM EST Reads: 757
"Dice has been around for the last 20 years. We have been helping tech professionals find new jobs and career opportunities," explained Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 5, 2016 11:15 AM EST Reads: 926
"Qosmos has launched L7Viewer, a network traffic analysis tool, so it analyzes all the traffic between the virtual machine and the data center and the virtual machine and the external world," stated Sebastien Synold, Product Line Manager at Qosmos, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 5, 2016 11:00 AM EST Reads: 659
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform and how we integrate our thinking to solve complicated problems. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and sh...
Dec. 5, 2016 10:30 AM EST Reads: 243
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
Dec. 5, 2016 10:30 AM EST Reads: 619
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, attendees learned about the: The transformation of IT to a DevOps, microservices, and container-based architecture What are containers and how DevOps practices can operate in a container-based environment A demonstration of how ...
Dec. 5, 2016 10:15 AM EST Reads: 950
Application transformation and DevOps practices are two sides of the same coin. Enterprises that want to capture value faster, need to deliver value faster – time value of money principle. To do that enterprises need to build cloud-native apps as microservices by empowering teams to build, ship, and run in production. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Neil Gehani, senior product manager at HPE, discussed what every business should plan for how to structure their teams to delive...
Dec. 5, 2016 09:15 AM EST Reads: 1,414
"Venafi has a platform that allows you to manage, centralize and automate the complete life cycle of keys and certificates within the organization," explained Gina Osmond, Sr. Field Marketing Manager at Venafi, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 5, 2016 09:15 AM EST Reads: 885
"We are a modern development application platform and we have a suite of products that allow you to application release automation, we do version control, and we do application life cycle management," explained Flint Brenton, CEO of CollabNet, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 5, 2016 08:45 AM EST Reads: 820
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
Dec. 5, 2016 07:30 AM EST Reads: 7,055
We are always online. We access our data, our finances, work, and various services on the Internet. But we live in a congested world of information in which the roads were built two decades ago. The quest for better, faster Internet routing has been around for a decade, but nobody solved this problem. We’ve seen band-aid approaches like CDNs that attack a niche's slice of static content part of the Internet, but that’s it. It does not address the dynamic services-based Internet of today. It does...
Dec. 5, 2016 07:30 AM EST Reads: 996
The WebRTC Summit New York, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 20th International Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo. WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web ...
Dec. 5, 2016 07:15 AM EST Reads: 1,296