Cousins Subs® Gifts $50,000 To Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation

Proceeds from ‘Combos For A Cure’ Fundraiser to Support Cancer Care and Research

October 14, 2015 // // MILWAUKEE – Cousins Subs® is proud to present $50,000 to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) as part of its ‘Combos For A Cure’ campaign.

Throughout the month of September, Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs restaurants contributed a percentage of all combo meal sales to VLCF to support cancer care and research throughout the state. Cousins Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding local organizations that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education, also contributed to the cause.

“It has been overwhelmingly inspiring to see the teams at Cousins and the community come together for cancer patients in Wisconsin,” said Erin Hareng, executive director of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. “The response to ‘Combos For A Cure’ was greater than expected. Our Foundation is proud to partner with Wisconsin-based companies like Cousins Subs and the great people of Wisconsin.”

Donations to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation provide essential funding to support innovative research, cancer care facilities in multiple cities across southeastern Wisconsin and advanced technology for better outcomes in cancer.

“First and foremost, we would like to thank all of our guests and valued partners for their patronage in support of this campaign as well as the staff at each of our restaurants for helping us reach our goal,” said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs. “It is through this kind of community collaboration that we can truly make an impact for those battling cancer.”

In 2015, 32,700 people in Wisconsin will hear the words “you have cancer” (newly diagnosed). One out of four of them will choose Aurora Cancer Care. The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation has a more than 30 year relationship with Aurora Cancer Care with a shared commitment to providing exceptional local cancer care. There are 22 Aurora Cancer Care Centers, which include 13 Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinics. Each is dedicated to providing superior treatment close-to-home. Donations by the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation enhance Aurora Cancer Care programs and support locally-led, patient-centered cancer research.

For more information about ‘Combos For A Cure’ or to find a Cousins Subs location nearest you visit

About The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation 

The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation was established in 1971 after the great Coach Lombardi passed away at the young age of 57 from colon cancer. Through its more than 30 year partnership with Aurora Health Care, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation has contributed more than $18 million to cancer care and research across Wisconsin. There are 13 Vince Lombardi Cancer Clinics at Aurora Health Care throughout the state. In 2015, the Foundation gave a special $2.2 million gift in honor of its 45-year-anniversary. For more information on the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation visit

About Cousins Subs®

Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs®, a family-owned, fast casual sub shop established in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin, is driven by the mission to Believe in Better – both in the quality of food it serves and in the communities it supports. Cousins Subs and its franchisees operate more than 100 sub sandwich shops throughout Wisconsin and Arizona, providing guests with quality deli fresh and made to order grilled subs using only the freshest ingredients on its signature bread baked daily. For more information, visit You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Make It Better Foundation

Established in 2013 as an extension of Cousins Subs® mission to Believe in Better, the Make It Better Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that aims to improve the general welfare and quality of life in the communities Cousins Subs serves. The Foundation is dedicated to funding three areas of interest that are vital to any community: health and wellness, hunger and youth education. For more information on the Make It Better Foundation, visit

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Chelsea Schwabe
PR & Communications Specialist
Cousins Subs

Erin Hareng
Executive Director
Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation


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