LOS ANGELES (August 22, 2017) – To culminate a month-long effort to fund cancer research, PizzaRev will host a fundraiser on August 30, 2017 to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). The fundraiser will take place all day at PizzaRev locations across the U.S. Twenty percent of guest check proceeds from customers who mention LLS at the register will benefit their local LLS chapter. Why support LLS?
- More than 1 million Americans are presently living with a blood cancer.
- Leukemia is the most common cancer in children less than 20 years old.
- Every three minutes, a man, woman or child is diagnosed with blood cancer.
- A blood cancer patient dies every 10 minutes.
“Everyone knows someone touched by cancer. We are proud supporters of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the revolutionary research they lead to find a cure for cancer,” said Nicholas Eckerman, co-founder of PizzaRev. “We look forward to a successful fundraiser and to raise awareness among our communities about the LLS mission to end cancer.”
The August 30 fundraiser is part of PizzaRev’s national effort to support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light The Night program – a series of fundraising campaigns and evening walks. Throughout August, more than 40 PizzaRev restaurants across the country are collecting donations to support the cause. For every $1 guests donate to LLS, they receive a $1 off voucher to use on their next visit to PizzaRev.
LLS invites other Light The Night Walk participants to host their team fundraisers at PizzaRev. PizzaRev will donate 20 percent of proceeds from all Light The Night fundraisers to the local LLS chapter.
“At Light The Night, it is our aim to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research and cures. We are taking steps to end cancer,” said, Kaye Skonieczny, vice president, partner relationship management at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “We are very grateful to PizzaRev and their employees who are lending their support to help make this year’s Light The Night the best yet. The light and warmth we generate delivers hope in time of despair, community in place of loneliness and life-saving research and support for cancer patients and their families. LLS’s Light The Night campaign funds treatments that are saving the lives of patients not someday, but today.”
To book a Light The Night fundraiser at your nearest PizzaRev visit www.PizzaRev.com/fundraisers.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2012, PizzaRev is a “build-your-own” fast-casual pizza concept that has reinvented the way America eats its favorite food. Guests are empowered to fully customize a personal-sized 11″ pizza for one price. Homemade dough options, flavorful sauces, all-natural cheeses, and more than 30 artisanal toppings, everything is on display at PizzaRev and crafted right before your eyes. The pizzas are then fired in a 900-degree, stone-bed oven which produces a crispy Roman-style pizza in just three minutes.
In 2017, Cleveland Avenue, LLC, a Chicago-based accelerator that strategically invests in innovative, consumer-focused restaurant, food and beverage concepts, became a strategic partner and majority investor in PizzaRev.
PizzaRev is currently franchising, operates more than 45 locations with more than 200 additional franchises under development across Mexico, Washington, D.C. and 17 states: AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, MA, MN, NE, NJ, ND, NV, NY, OH, SD, TN, TX and UT.
About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society ® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world, provides free information and support services, and is the voice for all blood cancer patients seeking access to quality, affordable, coordinated care.
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Rye Brook, New York, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.LLS.org. Patients should contact the Information Resource Center at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET.
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