It's been a while since I reach out for a cancer worthy cause and to connect. How times and life have changed…COVID-19 has changed everything, except the kids with cancer, the kids who need our support. Perhaps even worse, with COVID-19 and so many people being impacted by the loss of jobs, health , and just challenge, St. Jude donations are way down. We can help…
Please bear with me…you would not know this, but a very large part of the culture at DXL revolves around our support and commitment to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. I can't imagine a worthier cause. I can't imagine what it must be like as a child at any age to be stricken by cancer, nor a parent's anguish with a child affected by cancer.
At DXL we've participated in the annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving Campaign since 2005. Have had participants in all 65 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer events across the country since becoming a national team in 2014 and, in 2018, began supporting the My St. Jude Family Father's Day campaign.
In all, the DXL team across the country from in-store, to the corporate office and DC, have raised $13 million and are committed to raising another $7 million through the year 2026. This is incredible really and this commitment helps fund the Light Microscopy Center “Presented by DXL Men's Apparel” at the St. Jude campus in Memphis, TN. The Light Microscopy Center is a shared resource facility available to all St. Jude doctors and researchers that allows researchers to have an in-depth look into cancerous cells in order to develop the path to a cure.
Needless to say, I am very proud to be a part of this incredible fundraising machine and the guests that shop with us. We reach out to guests and friends alike. As you can imagine, I can have no greater admiration for folks helping children stricken with cancer. The level of fundraising DXL has been able to accomplish in their pursuits is remarkable and in spite of COVID-19, I am hopeful for your support of our 2020 St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer Fundraising. I have donated a dollar for every associate working at DXL stores and corporate alike, and now I am doing a little fundraising. If you can afford anything I would appreciate it. The reason I chose a $1 per associate is even a $1 helps and for me, that begins with a $1680 donation for every associate. So if you can donate a $100 great, $500 even better, but if not a $1 is just great too. If a million people donate a $1, it's a cool $1,000,00 and that means a lot!
You all have been so gracious in your support of DXL. I am hopeful you can continue that trend and support those affected by cancer and for sure all the little ones who just are to you to have this dreaded disease. Please click to donate https://fundraising.stjude.org/site/TR?px=5808183&pg=personal&fr_id=122549 or send your check, made payable to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, to my attention, and we will have it added to our totals.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to getting to spend more time with you in the future!
Take good care, Harvey