Pizza 73

Pizza 73
Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network

October 15, 2013 09:00 ET

"Dough-ing" Good this National Pizza Month with Slices for Smiles

Pizza 73 brings back smile pizzas to raise funds for Children's Miracle Network

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2013) - Pizza 73, Western Canada's leading pizza operator, is returning to one of its most cherished recipes: selling smiles for a good cause. As National Pizza Month draws to a close, Pizza 73 will serve smiling pizzas (literally!) in an effort to raise funds for 14 children's hospitals across Canada.

Participating in the Slices for Smiles fundraiser is easy. Customers can contribute by purchasing a special 9" pizza topped with a pepperoni smile for only $4.99 at any Pizza 73 location from October 14 to November 10. A portion of the proceeds from this smile pizza will be donated to Children's Miracle Network.

"We introduced the smile pizza during our April Slices for Smiles fundraiser and it received a huge response," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza 73. "It's a nice treat for the family, all in support of a good cause. We hope to sell even more smile pizzas this month for children's hospitals."

"Everyone loves pizza," said John Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, Canada for Children's Miracle Network. "So really the proposition is simple. We're asking people to enjoy a good deal and a hot pizza knowing that a portion of the proceeds goes to raising critical funds and awareness for our children's hospitals."

In addition to the proceeds, Pizza 73 invites customers to top off their purchase with a donation on orders placed by phone, online, in-store or through the company's iPhone app.

All traditional Pizza 73 restaurant locations across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan will participate in Slices for Smiles. Funds that are raised locally will stay in the community to benefit the Children's Miracle Network member hospital for that region.

The Slices for Smiles Foundation was created in 2007 during National Pizza Month and has raised over $1 million for children's charities in Canada to date.

For more information on Pizza 73's fundraising initiatives or to make a donation, visit Pizza73.com.

About Children's Miracle Network

Children's Miracle Network® raises funds for 170 children's hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. These hospitals, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given, it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. These donations have support critical research, purchase life-saving equipment, and ensure excellence in care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at ChildrensMiracleNetwork.ca.

About Pizza 73

Established in 1985, Pizza 73 aims to satisfy every customer by providing excellent quality food and true value in a fast and friendly manner. The company is a leader in the communities it serves and offers a broad range of menu items with 20 varieties of specialty pizzas, over 20 different toppings and four styles of crust (traditional pan, super pan, whole grain and gluten-free), and an assortment fresh side dishes including chicken wings, boneless wings, wedgies, dipping sauces and salads. Visit Pizza73.com for more information.

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