EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 22, 2012) - Pizza 73 personnel are smiling a lot these days, and it's not because someone said "cheese"; but rather because Canada's children's hospitals, which continue to need dough, are getting a good amount of it through the company's Slices for Smiles Foundation. The team has kicked-off its special fundraiser that invites customers to purchase a designated special from October 22 to November 11 with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Children's Miracle Network member hospitals in Western Canada.
"Pizzas and smiles go hand-in-hand," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza 73. "Saving and improving the lives of children is something that is important to our network of partners, staff and customers. We are fortunate that we can bring a smile to the lives of children and their families through this initiative."
The menu item that falls into the fundraiser is a large pepperoni pizza, available for $9.99 when you walk in to any Pizza 73. All locations across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan will participate in the fundraiser, with proceeds going to the local Children's Miracle Network member hospital in that region. In addition, customers can support the fundraiser by adding a donation to orders placed by phone, online, in-store and through the Pizza 73 iPhone app.
"In any community you will find someone that has a connection to a children's hospital," said John Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, Canada for Children's Miracle Network. "This fundraiser is a tremendous way to give back - it's easy, fun and delicious. We are delighted to have Pizza 73 and its customers join us in raising support for critical services, leading-edge research and excellence in care for millions of kids in Canada."
The Slices for Smiles Foundation began in 2007 and has since raised over $1 million for children's charities in Canada. The foundation has been working with Children's Miracle Network for the past five years.
For more information or to donate to the Slices for Smiles Foundation, please visit www.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 www.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 wheat multigrain and gluten-free), and an assortment fresh side dishes including chicken wings, chicken bites, wedgies, dipping sauces and salads. Visit www.pizza73.com for more information.