We’re down to crunch time now for Slice of Hope, the national dine-out initiative designed to tie National Pizza Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month together and raise critical funding for the most promising research studies. The Slice of Hope cycling crew will tour beautiful New England next month to promote the cause. From October 8-12, we’ll be cycling through Newport, Rhode Island; Springfield, Massachusetts; Ludlow, Vermont and Portland, Maine. Each night we’ll be stopping in a different pizzeria for a fundraising party that is open to the public.
Each year, the event has grown as more and more pizzerias come to understand the benefits of community involvement on such a deep and meaningful level. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up now to support Slice of Hope. Not only will it impact your neighborhood, but it will also help your business as patrons and newcomers alike see your pizzeria in a new light.
Those who have reaped the most from Slice of Hope are the operators who tout the outing in advance and draw the public to their pizzeria for special events such as silent auctions or poker tournaments. Last year we received letters from pizzerias who offered everything from children’s activities (bouncy houses, face painting, Fire Truck tours) to classic car shows to live music. No matter how you choose to celebrate the day, October 11th can be a winner for your business. And by pledging now to give 10, 20 or even 30 percent of your sales to Slice of Hope, you help fund research that may one day save or prolong the lives of thousands of Americans.
Through the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a legal 501(c)3 charity that can accept your tax-deductible donations, Slice of Hope last year helped fund important studies at the University of Washington in Seattle, The Ohio State University and The University of Miami.
To pledge your involvement in Slice of Hope and to order SOH T-shirts, visit PizzaToday.com and click on the pink SOH tab at the top. Thank you in advance for supporting our efforts to help the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation take strides toward ending this disease.
Jeremy White, editor-in-chief