Your Support Since 2005
Reported as of February 2020
Light Microscopy Center Presented By DXL Men's Apparel
As a brand known for its dedication to menswear designed for individual build and proportions, your commitment doesn't stop there. Through two years, you are already pacing ahead of schedule and have fulfilled $4,661,958 of your $12 million commitment.
St. Jude established its Light Microscopy Center in 2008. The center occupies 1,500 square feet on the first floor of the Danny Thomas Research Tower and offers nine imaging stations and six analysis workstations. It is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art tools. These resources are available to trained St. Jude researchers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In the last fiscal year, more than 190 St. Jude staff members from 70 different labs were supported by light microscopy equipment for experiments, and more than 10,000 hours were spent on microscopes alone. This helped contribute to more than 40 peer-reviewed publications.
The center recently earned the highest ranking of "exceptional" in the competitive renewal of the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center's National Cancer Institute grant.
Your commitment to putting the man behind the clothes first translated into a win for St. Jude. For Father's Day, DXL Group connected with dads via St. Jude patients. The video was shared on St. Jude and DXL social media channels as well as broadcast, generating more than 1.4 million views and reaching 2.5 million people. DXL hosted a 15-day in-store fundraising campaign, raising more than $291,000 for St. Jude.
Going the Extra Mile for the Kids of St. Jude
As a National Partner Team of the 2019 St. Jude Walk/Run, DXL Group put its best foot forward and continued to step up in support of the kids of St. Jude, raising more than $157,000. To date, $677,938 has been raised through the St. Jude Walk/Run program.
A Culture of Compassion
Throughout 2019, DXL Group Home Office employees, field leaders and store associates supported St. Jude in a variety of ways. Team members visited the hospital for the annual incentive trip and hosted a space-themed event for the St. Jude patients and families at Target House.
Employees at the Home Office were allowed to donate to St. Jude to wear jeans to work for the summer. The annual Halloween celebration allowed for employees to dress in costume, celebrate the kick-off to the St. Jude Thanks and Giving® campaign and recognize top fundraising teams and individuals for their St. Jude Walk/Run efforts. DXL Group donated $5 to St. Jude for every employee that wore a costume.
Going the Distance for the Kids of St. Jude
Last year, DXL Group managed to cross a milestone by raising nearly $1.6 million for St. Jude through the St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, St. Jude Walk/Run, employee giving, and many other St. Jude activities. Since partnering in 2005, DXL Group has raised $13 million for the kids of St. Jude.
2019 represented the celebration of DXL Group's 15th year of partnership with St. Jude. In honor of this milestone, associates received commemorative lapel pins and a sculpture of a microscope from the Light Microscopy Center was given to DXL by St. Jude to place in the company's headquarters.
This accomplishment shows that DXL Group has continuously put St. Jude families first, and we want to say a heartfelt thank you and congratulations for a huge accomplishment. Because of your powerful partnership, St. Jude is able to save kids regardless of their financial situation. Thank you, DXL Group, for being a beacon of hope for children and families everywhere.
Thankful for All You Do for the Kids of St. Jude
Because of you, St. Jude is able to save kids regardless of their financial situation. The values you continuously instill throughout your corporation are the values that create an immense and invaluable partnership between DXL Group and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Because you are committed to going above and beyond, we are able to continue our lifesaving mission. Thank you, DXL Group, for your gifts of giving, and for being a beacon of hope for St. Jude children and their families.
Your Support Helps St. Jude Patients Like Lucas
“All of the doctors in Chile agreed that St. Jude was the best place for Lucas. The work being done at St. Jude is years ahead of anything being done in Chile.”
- Carlos, Lucas' dad