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Modell’s Sporting Goods to donate portion of women’s Mets sales to breast cancer research

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As Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes to an end, Modell’s Sporting Goods has teamed up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to help #BeTheEnd of Breast Cancer. Announced on Tuesday Monday by Modell’s CEO, Mitchell Modell, and Myra Biblowit, President and CEO of BCRF, at the Queens Borough World Series Pep Rally, all New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, Modell’s locations will be participating in a BCRF donation program.  Beginning on Tuesday, October 27, 10% of any Women’s New York Mets merchandise sold at Modell’s and on Modells.com will be donated to BCRF until Saturday, October 31.

Modell’s has been partners with Breast Cancer Research Foundation for 3 years and has raised over $350,000.  Breast Cancer Research Foundation is dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer.

Mitchell Modell, CEO Modell’s Sporting Goods says “With October being National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it was important for Modell’s to continue their support and give back to the amazing cause.  With all of the excitement in our stores, we saw this as a great opportunity to raise additional funds for BCRF and support research.”

Modell’s Sporting Goods will donate a minimum of $25,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. BCRF is dedicated to advancing the world’s most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. For more information about BCRF, visit http://www.bcrfcure.org

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About Modell’s Sporting Goods:
Founded in 1889, Modell’s Sporting Goods is the local family sporting goods destination that provides a convenient and compelling shopping experience for the athlete and fan in all of us. Modell’s offers customers an assortment of top brands in sporting goods equipment, footwear, team apparel and active apparel for every level of play yea-round. The retailer operates 150+ stores located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. In addition, http://www.modells.com is a diverse website which services customers all over the country, filling all of their needs regardless of their residence.

About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation:
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is committed to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. In 2015, BCRF will award $48.5 million to support 240 researchers at leading medical institutions internationally, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. By investing 91 cents of every dollar directly in its mission, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, together with Charity Navigator’s highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. Visit http://www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.