Hot and fresh pizzas topped with pepperoni smiles are back on the menu at Pizza 73 as part of their annual Slices for Smiles fundraising program. From October 16 to November 12, customers can support local children’s hospitals by purchasing a special 9-inch “smile” pizza for $5.50. A percentage of proceeds from the sale of each pizza will be directed to help fund critical care, research, training and equipment at Stollery Children’s Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, and the Jim Pattison Hospital Foundation.
“Care for the community, and particularly our children, has been one of our core values since day one,” says Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza 73. “We’re delighted to be able to celebrate Pizza Month by giving back to such a wonderful cause. To come together with our customers and partners for this special initiative is just one way that we provide support for the communities we serve.”
Customers can purchase a smile pizza in-store or receive it by delivery with any pizza ordered by phone, online or through the Pizza 73 app.
“We are very grateful for our partnership with Pizza 73 and their commitment to the communities they serve,” says Mark Hierlihy, President & CEO of Children’s Miracle Network. “This support ensures our member hospitals can provide the best possible care for our children – giving them a chance to live long healthy lives, and realize their dreams”
Funds raised through the program are directed to the nearest Children’s Miracle Network member hospital.
In 2016, Pizza 73 and its sister company, Pizza Pizza, raised $500,000 for children’s hospitals. Since the launch of the program in 2007, Slices for Smiles has raised over $2.5 million for children’s causes 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 and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the non-profit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Find out why children’s hospitals need community support, identify your member hospital and learn how you can Put Your Money Where the Miracles Are, at www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca and www.facebook.com/childrensmiraclenetworkcanada.
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.