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DSW Donates $75,000 to the National Parkinson Foundation

Footwear and accessories retailer DSW will donate $75,000 to the National Parkinson Foundation as the winner of the Shoe Lovers Care ‘Leave Your Mark’ campaign. More than 320,000 votes were received for the eight nominated charities, with the National Parkinson Foundation receiving the most.

Leave Your Mark aims to support DSW employees’ philanthropic passions. The National Parkinson Foundation was nominated by DSW associate Katie Back in honor of her mother who suffers from the disease.

DSW community relations manager Jonica Armstrong said, “This campaign allows us to give back to the community in a way that means something to the individuals who work here. Parkinson’s disease affects many families and this contribution allows us to support Katie’s family as well as extend the support provided by the National Parkinson Foundation.”

Seven runner-up organizations will also each receive a $5,000 donation from DSW. Recipients include Amethyst Inc., CHA Animal Shelter, Donate Life America, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Soles4Souls, Northern Illinois Food Bank and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.