EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 16, 2014) - The Pizza 73 team is putting its best smiles forward this spring with the return of the chain's annual Slices for Smiles fundraiser. From April 21 to May 11, Pizza 73 restaurants across Western Canada will sell a special 9" pizza topped with a pepperoni smile for $4.99, with a portion of the proceeds going to Children's Miracle Network.
Throughout the period, Pizza 73 will also invite customers to top off their purchase with a donation on orders placed by phone, online, in-store and through the company's iPhone app.
"I can't think of another meal that brings a bigger smile to the face of a child," said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza 73. "We're proud to be partners with Children's Miracle Network. We hope the smile pizzas lead to a great deal of funds for their four amazing member children's hospitals in Western Canada over the next three weeks."
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.
"Each day, 4,900 children will rely on the support and services of their local children's hospital,
said John Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, Canada for Children's Miracle Network. "We applaud Pizza 73 for their commitment to improving the lives of children in the communities in which they serve and we are grateful for their tremendous support."
To date, the Slices for Smiles Foundation has raised over $1.3 million for Children's Miracle Network by Pizza 73 and Pizza Pizza. The foundation was created in 2007 and has held more than 14 fundraisers in support of children's hospitals in Canada.
For more information on Pizza 73's fundraising initiatives or to make a donation, 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 grain and gluten-free), and an assortment fresh side dishes including chicken wings, boneless wings, wedgies, dipping sauces and salads. Visit www.pizza73.com for more information.