Off-price retailer TJX Companies, Inc., has pledged to donate $1 million to the Alzheimer's Association over three years and has joined the Early Detection Alliance to educate employees about the disease and its warning signs.
The company, which includes HomeGoods, Marshalls and T.J. Maxx, is headquartered in Framingham. It reported sales last year of nearly $22 billion.
In a press release, Chief Executive Officer Carol Meyrowitz said she is proud of the commitment:
Alzheimer's is a terrible disease that affects not only those who suffer from the disease, but their families and caregivers, as well. Globally, it has touched so many of our associates' and customers' lives. We believe that as a 'Neighbor of Choice,' our support will help the Alzheimer's Association to achieve its mission to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health."
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