Cousins Subs® Invites Community To Tackle Cancer In September

Combos For A Cure Proceeds to Benefit Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation 

September 01, 2016 // // MILWAUKEE – For the second consecutive year, Cousins Subs® invites the local community to help raise $50,000 for the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) through its month-long fundraiser - Combos For A Cure.

From Sept. 1st – 30th, all Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs restaurants will donate a portion of every combo meal sold to VLCF for local research and cancer care 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, will also contribute to the cause. 

“In 2016, nearly 11,600 people in communities across Wisconsin will lose their fight with cancer, and with the help of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation we can have a positive impact on that number,” said Justin McCoy, Vice President of Marketing at Cousins Subs. “We ask that the community joins us again this September in Combos For A Cure so together we can create more cancer-free tomorrows.”

Cousins chose VLCF as the beneficiary of the Combos For A Cure fundraiser because donations to the organization directly enhance Aurora Cancer Care programs and support locally led, patient-centered cancer research and care throughout Wisconsin.

“Cousins Subs is a critical teammate in Wisconsin’s fight to beat cancer,” said Erin Hareng, Executive Director of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. “Combos For A Cure offers an easy, but significant way for our community to have a lasting effect on local cancer treatment.”

The Wisconsin-based organizations first teamed up to tackle cancer in September 2015 with the launch of Combos For A Cure. Through the tremendous support of the local community, Cousins met its $50,000 goal, which funded local research, care and advanced technology for better outcomes in cancer.

In 2016, approximately 33,000 people in Wisconsin will be diagnosed with cancer. One out of four of them will choose Aurora Cancer Care. VLCF has a more than 30-year relationship with Aurora Cancer Care with a shared commitment to providing exceptional local cancer care.

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

About 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 relationship with Aurora Health Care, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation has contributed more than $18 million to cancer care and research across Wisconsin. Donations to the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation directly support innovative research and cancer care throughout the state. 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 

SOURCE Cousins Subs®

Media Contacts:

Chelsea Schwabe
PR Manager
Cousins Subs

Erin Hareng
Executive Director
Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation


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