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Eyemart Express Pledges $20,000 Donation for Fifth Annual Stand Up To Cancer Fundraiser


“We are pleased to support Stand Up To Cancer as this fundraiser is an important tradition in our stores and for the local communities that we serve,” said Michael Bender, Eyemart Express CEO. “Cancer is a disease that has, sadly, touched the lives of our associates, customers, and their families. It is imperative for us to continue contributing to the strides that the Stand Up To Cancer team has made toward finding a cure.”

The SU2C collection, which was created in partnership with Visual Eyes Eyewear, offers on-trend styles for men and women with colorful designs and subtle shapes. Frames in the collection start at $69, and a $5 donation will be made to SU2C for every pair of frames sold through Oct. 24.

Over the course of the Eyemart Express and Visual Eyes Eyewear collaboration with SU2C, nearly $300,000 has been donated to support Stand Up To Cancer’s mission. More about the longstanding program can be found at https://www.eyemartexpress.com/lander/community.

“We are honored that Eyemart Express continues to support Stand Up To Cancer in our goal to raise awareness and funds for cancer research,” said Stand Up To Cancer CEO Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N. “Supporting the cancer community is critically important during this unprecedented time, and we thank Eyemart and its customers for remaining committed to this cause.”

About Eyemart Express

Eyemart Express, a leading national optical retailer and the fastest provider of quality prescription eyewear in the industry, celebrates 30 years of serving customers with affordable and same-day eyewear. With 223 stores in 41 states, Eyemart Express ranks among the Top 10 optical retailers in the country with its family of brands: Vision4Less, Visionmart Express, and Eyewear Express. The company operates under its motto of Right Glasses. Right Price. Right Now: a unique mix of value, style and timely service. Each store carries more than 2,000 frames from brands such as Michael Kors, Coach, Columbia, Disney, and Nike. On-site labs allow 90 percent of glasses to be delivered on the same day. Learn more about Eyemart Express at EyemartExpress.com.

About Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer® (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by media and entertainment leaders who utilize these communities’ resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, to increase awareness about cancer prevention, and to highlight progress being made in the fight against the disease. As of August 2020, more than 1,950 scientists representing more than 210 institutions are involved in SU2C-funded research projects.

Under the direction of our Scientific Advisory Committee, led by Nobel laureate Phillip A. Sharp, Ph.D., SU2C operates rigorous competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and ensure collaboration across research programs.

Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Kathleen Lobb, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, and Ellen Ziffren. The late Laura Ziskin and the late Noreen Fraser are also co-founders. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., serves as SU2C’s CEO. For more information, visit StandUpToCancer.org.

SOURCE Eyemart Express



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