2013 May: Crazy Dough’s Pizza® and Bacio® Cheese Team Up for Marathon Relief

BOSTON (May 2, 2013) – Showing solidarity with those impacted by the recent marathon bombings, Bacio Cheese and Boston’s own Crazy Dough’s Pizza have announced a fundraising and goodwill effort to aid victims and medical responders.

During May, Crazy Dough’s and Bacio Cheese will donate 50 percent of all proceeds from cheese pizza slices sold at all five Boston-area Crazy Dough’s locations to The One Fund Boston, a central relief fund established by Massachusetts’ Governor Patrick and Boston’s Mayor Menino.

In addition to their co-fundraising efforts, Crazy Dough’s and Bacio are catering complimentary pizza parties for Boston’s five main hospitals throughout the month of May. The pizzeria will use their full- service catering truck to serve gourmet pizza, salad, sodas and cookies to medical personnel at each of the five hospitals that treated the majority of the bombing victims.

“Our Boylston location is located just blocks from the bombing site, so we experienced the panic and relief efforts firsthand,” said Doug Ferriman, owner and founder of Crazy Dough’s Pizza. “We’re grateful to the skilled teams who provided emergency treatment and ongoing care to the victims, and are proud to volunteer our time and resources to benefit a community that embraces resilience in the wake of such a destructive event.”

“Through our partnerships with Crazy Dough’s Pizza and other fine independent pizzerias, we become connected with the communities they serve,” said Jason Mounts, Associate Director of Bacio Cheese Company. “Developed as a tribute to Boston’s victims and first responders, this program also demonstrates our commitment to valued pizzeria partners and their customers.”

This program follows on the heels of the Bacio Cheese Blocks of Hope™ program, which generated over $429,000 in support for the American Red Cross Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

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About Crazy Dough’s Pizza

With five locations in Boston and one in Newport, RI, Crazy Dough’s Pizza was voted America’s #1 Pizza (2004, 2007) at the International Pizza Expo in Las Vegas, and placed second in the world at the 2011 International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas. It is our mission to bring you the freshest, tastiest and healthiest pizza you will find, anywhere—whether you choose our Sicilian, fire grilled or brick oven pizza. Crazy Dough’s is constantly pushing the envelope of product quality and innovation to provide you with a uniquely wholesome pizza experience, and are proud that our featured partners share our philosophy of quality ingredients. For more information, visit www.crazydoughs.com.

About Bacio® Cheese

Bacio Cheese is an exceptional Italian cheese made for the most discerning pizzerias. Bacio is true to its Italian namesake that means “kiss.” It is 100% natural cheese specially made with premium Grade A milk and a Kiss of Buffalo Milk™ to create delicious authenticity and unparalleled performance. Our unique recipe makes Bacio special, but our obsession with premium quality makes Bacio exceptional. Our Master Cheese Maker supervises all aspects of Bacio from the moment the milk is received to the packaging of the cheese. Bacio is available exclusively through PERFORMANCE Foodservice-ROMA. For more information, visit www.baciocheese.com.

About The One Fund Boston

Formed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, The One Fund Boston, Inc. was established to help the people most affected by the tragic events that occurred in Boston on April 15, 2013. For more information about The One Fund, visit www.onefundboston.com.

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