GUNNAR OPTIKS ANNOUNCES PHILANTHROPIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL
GUNNAR Embarks on Year Long Fundraising Activations to Support Research and Treatment of Childhood Cancer and Other Life-Threatening Diseases
CARLSBAD, Calif. (April 5, 2021) – GUNNAR Optiks, the preeminent force and No. 1 in gaming glasses, today announced a partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® to support its mission: Finding cures. Saving children®. Throughout the year, GUNNAR will highlight St. Jude and engage in a variety of marketing initiatives, including promotional content and targeted offerings across its website and social channels, to fundraise, educate and raise awareness for the groundbreaking research and treatment provided by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
GUNNAR has devised several opportunities for their customers to support St. Jude while they are browsing for their next pair of gaming and computer blue light glasses including: an add on donation to St. Jude option at checkout; the chance to buy a limited edition adult and kids ‘Collection for St. Jude’ pair of computer glasses, 50% of the retail price will benefit St. Jude; other donation initiatives still to be announced. In addition to these customer donation initiatives, GUNNAR employees will also be embarking on several internal fundraising activities to support the charity throughout the year.
“GUNNAR has long sought to give back to a worthwhile cause. Supporting the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been on our radar, especially because of our position as #1 in gaming and the close connection between the St. Jude PLAY LIVE fundraising platform and gamers,” said GUNNAR Director of Marketing, Georgina Petrie. “It is an honor to be able to finally play a small part in a much larger effort to combat pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases, while at the same time being able to educate supporters about the importance of taking care of their vision and the vision of their kids.”
Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer.
“Technology and innovation are at the forefront of what we do every day at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, from the science and research that drives our mission, to the exciting fundraising platforms we share with content creators like St. Jude PLAY LIVE,” said Richard C. Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. “Committed partners like GUNNAR Optiks are making a difference in the lives of St. Jude families by offering customers opportunities to continue doing what they love – gaming – but for a purpose. In short, when gamers play, St. Jude kids win.”
About GUNNAR Optiks
Established in 2006, GUNNAR Optiks®, LLC is the expert in performance enhancing, blue light blocking glasses for all eyes and is #1 in gaming. Leading the way in cutting edge technology and design innovation, GUNNAR was the first company to secure a patent (# 9417460) for lenses that helps to reduce digital eye strain symptoms and combat fatigue issues associated with the use of digital screens. GUNNAR lenses are doctor recommended and combat symptoms associated with digital eye strain. As the category pioneer, GUNNAR has established itself as preeminent force in gaming and computer glasses and continues to expand its portfolio providing a wide selection of styles, protective lens types and focus options for everyone. These include gaming and computer glasses for adults and GUNNAR Youth, gaming and computer glasses for kids and teens. All glasses are available in prescription with GUNNAR’s anti-glare coating and patented blue light blocking technology. GUNNAR also offers a selection of reading and sunglasses.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
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