Stage Stores Donates $65,000 to Breast Cancer Research

From left: Christine Johnston, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of cosmetics of Stage Stores Inc.; Dr. Lajos Pusztai, professor of breast medical oncology at MD Anderson; Diane Ackley of The Estee Lauder Companies; and Andy Hall, president and CEO of Stage Stores Inc. Photo: Craig Hartley

Houston—Stage Stores Inc. showed that it’s truly the little things that count…and add up to big things.

During the month of October, the company—which operates under the names Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage—sold over 4,400 brightly colored breast-cancer-themed bracelets and 1,200 umbrellas adorned with the signature pink breast cancer ribbon (each retailing for just $15).

As a result, the retailer donated $65,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), where funds go directly to MD Anderson Cancer Center and will be used for research.

The donation was recently presented to Diane Ackley of The Estee Lauder Companies by Andy Hall, president and CEO of Stage Stores Inc., at one of the retailer’s Palais Royal locations in Houston, Texas. Also present to lend support was Christine Johnston, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of cosmetics of Stage Stores Inc.

“The fight against breast cancer is an important cause for Stage Stores as it profoundly affects women and families across the United States, many of which are our customers and our employees,” said Hall. “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has been a leader in finding a cure for breast cancer and we’re proud to support them in this fight.”

About Stage Stores, Inc: 

Stage Stores, Inc. brings nationally-recognized brand name apparel, accessories, cosmetics and footwear for the entire family to small and mid-size towns and communities through more than 800 stores located in 39 states. The company operates its stores under the five names of Bealls, Goody’s, Palais Royal, Peebles and Stage.


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Lauren Parker, Accessories Magazine

Lauren Parker, Editor-in-Chief, Accessories Magazine
As Editor-in-Chief of Accessories Magazine for the past 12 years, Lauren Parker has covered accessories both from a retail business perspective and a fashion point of view. In previous full-time magazine jobs and freelance gigs, she’s written about practically every angle of fashion lifestyle living, including women's fashion accessories, fine jewelry, Caribbean travel, private jets, Hampton’s real estate, the New York art scene, the bridal industry, men’s lifestyle and being a mom. She loves meeting designers and seeing how their latest offerings capture the current zeitgeist and fit into the entire cultural and social picture.