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U Village faves join 'Shop to Make a Difference' May 16-18

SEATTLE — May 1, 2008 — "Shop to Make a Difference," the University Village event that offers shoppers 20 percent off purchases at favorite stores and restaurants, celebrates its fifth year and an ever-growing list of retailers May 16-18. The event benefits Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Joining the roster this year are retailers Eileen Fisher, Chico's, Lucky Brand Jeans, Kiehl's Since 1851, and Seattle Sun Tan. Returning stores include Anthropologie, Barnes & Noble, Restoration Hardware, Smith & Hawken, Storables, L'Occitane en Provence, Eddie Bauer, and many more.

"We are so pleased with the way this event has grown over the past five years," said Brooke Edlund, director of Community Relations at University Village. "This is a great way for us to partner with merchants and our customers for an important cause. The battle against cancer touches all of us, whether directly or indirectly."

"Shop to Make a Difference" is an opportunity to enjoy big savings while supporting cancer research. To receive the discount, shoppers purchase a 20/20 card for $20 at or from any participating retailer during the event.

Most of the stores will take 20 percent off their entire stock — including in-season and exclusive merchandise that can be hard to find on sale. In addition, retailer Crate and Barrel will donate 5 percent of its housewares sales to the Hutchinson Center and Glassybaby will donate $4 per piece sold at a temporary kiosk at the shopping center.

For more information about Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center visit

Media Contacts
Christi Ball Loso
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
(206) 667-5215

Sarah Katsandres
(206) 523-0622

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