Aurelio’s Pizza supports Advocate Children’s Hospital October 13-19

Chicago, IL, October 11, 2013 — Aurelio’s Pizza will be donating a percentage of proceeds for all dine-in, carry-out, delivery and online food and drink purchases chain wide from October 13-19 to Advocate Children’s Hospital as part of its annual October fundraising campaign.

Aurelio’s Pizza has been supporting Hope Children’s Hospital in numerous ways since 1998. Traditionally, every October, Aurelio’s leads the Aurelio’s Pumpkin Project whereby customers purchase paper pumpkins for $1 to hang in Aurelio’s restaurants and other area businesses. For the second year in a row, Aurelio’s has decided to raise awareness of the hospital and expand its fundraising effort by enlisting all of its customers through a donation of a percentage of sales across all locations. Last year, Aurelio’s raised $10,000. Again this year, the total donation will be based on overall sales and Aurelio’s is guaranteeing a minimum donation to at least match previous year’s donations and hopes to donate much more.

In addition, Aurelio’s Pizza is celebrating a special honor during its week of giving as Aurelio’s president Joe Aurelio, a tireless champion for Advocate Children’s Hospital is being presented with its first ever Hearts for Hope Community Service Award. The award will be presented on Saturday, October 19, 2013 during the Advocate Children’s Hospital Halloween Bash at Chicago’s Zhou B Gallery.

“Advocate Children’s Hospital was there for me and my family during our time of greatest need,” said Joe Aurelio, president and CEO of Aurelio’s Pizza. “They do so much good for so many children and their families. It’s important to me that all of our Aurelio’s Pizza locations help raise awareness and funds to support their mission. Again this year, we want to build on our heritage of helping Advocate Children’s Hospital by giving every Aurelio’s customer the chance to support by simply eating Aurelio’s Pizza. There’s no additional purchase, nothing to think about — from October 13 through October 19 just dine-in, carry-out or order online or for delivery and you’re helping Advocate. We’re really hoping our customers again this year will come out in droves to support this wonderful pediatric hospital.”

Advocate Children’s Hospital provides state-of-the-art pediatric care to children throughout the region and Midwest. The hospital also is internationally noted for pioneering advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart disease, and offers the latest treatment options for virtually all childhood cancers and blood disorders. Ranked among the nation’s top 50 children’s hospitals in cardiology and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report, Advocate Children’s Hospital’sOutpatient Pedantic Cancer program is the largest in the Midwest. In addition, it is home to The Heart Institute for Children, a national center for research and development and the largest pediatric cardiology program in the Midwest.

About Advocate

Hope Children’s Hospital Located on the campus of Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Hope Children’s Hospital opened in 1996 with a vision: to provide state-of-the-art pediatric care to children throughout the region and Midwest. Since then, the hospital has grown to include more than 150 pediatricians. Many of the hospital’s faculty are nationally noted in such fields as cancer care, particularly childhood leukemia; pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, treatment of high-risk infants, endocrinology and general surgery. The 69-bed hospital also is internationally noted for pioneering advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart disease. Hope Children’s Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, which is recognized as one of the leading national health care networks. Hope Children’s Hospital is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Center. Magnet status represents the highest honor in the nursing profession. To obtain more information or to visit our newsroom, log on to www.advocatehealth.com/hope.

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