PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Destination Maternity Corporation (Nasdaq: DEST) congratulates Chief Executive Officer & President, Ed Krell, on being named Citizen of the Year by the March of Dimes, Southeast Pennsylvania Division. The award was presented to Mr. Krell on Friday, November 19, 2010 at the 14th Annual March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction held at the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies(R), the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Mr. Krell remarked, "I was very proud to accept this award on behalf of our company and team members. Being a resource for new parents is a goal Destination Maternity shares with the March of Dimes, so supporting its work to fund research, help moms, and support families is a natural fit. We are proud to have raised nearly $2 million for the March of Dimes since 2001, and will continue to work towards spreading the March of Dimes message of full-term pregnancies and healthy babies to our clients everyday."
Destination Maternity Corporation is the world's largest designer and retailer of maternity apparel. In the United States and Canada, as of October 31, 2010, Destination Maternity operates 1,887 retail locations, including 694 stores, predominantly under the tradenames Motherhood Maternity(R), A Pea in the Pod(R), and Destination Maternity(R), and sells on the web through its DestinationMaternity.com and brand-specific websites. Destination Maternity also distributes its Oh Baby by Motherhood(R) collection through a licensed arrangement at Kohl's(R) stores throughout the United States and on Kohls.com. In addition, Destination Maternity is expanding internationally and has entered into exclusive store franchise and product supply relationships in India and the Middle East.
SOURCE Destination Maternity Corporation