Pizza Patron to Raise Money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Second Year
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Pizza Patron to Raise Money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for Second Year

Pizza Patron Raises Funds for St. Jude During the Month of October

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - For the second year in a row, Pizza Patrón will be raising funds in all its stores nationwide for the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the entire month of October.

Pizza Patrón stores have St. Jude posters and counter top displays up that explain why and how to donate. St. Jude is a pediatric treatment and research facility in Memphis, Tennessee which treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Founded by entertainer Danny Thomas on the premise that ″no child should die in the dawn of life,″ the hospital is well-known for being the only pediatric cancer center in the country that won't charge parents for any treatment not covered by their insurance plan. No child is ever turned away from St. Jude's because of his or her family's inability to pay.

″Our teams are very excited about St. Jude's 'Compre una Calabaza de Esperanza' or 'Pin Up a Pumpkin' fundraising program. We raised $40,000 last year and hope to top that in 2011,″ said Andrew Gamm, brand director for Pizza Patrón. ″St. Jude is an amazing charity and we hope everyone will come out and give generously.″

Gamm said that donations of any size can be given and the donation will be indicated on the receipt in a separate line item. 100 percent of the money raised will go to St. Jude's.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The hospital's research has helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the institution opened to almost 80 percent today. It is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. At St. Jude, families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance.

Pizza Patrón is headquartered in Dallas and celebrated the opening of its 100th restaurant in 2011 with locations in seven states and 85 more under development. Franchise opportunities, offering a proven system for hard-working franchisee candidates, are available in prime Hispanic markets throughout the country.

About Pizza Patrón

Since 1986, Pizza Patrón has been committed to offering high-quality pizza at industry-leading values with its trademark ″friendly, bicultural service.″ In 2007, the company drew international media attention when it decided to accept Mexican Pesos at all of its restaurants, gaining over 500 million media impressions in the U.S. alone. Today, Pizza Patrón is the nation's premier Latino pizza brand offering its piping hot LISTA-NOW READY™ pepperoni pizzas, made with the company's signature fresh-dough crust, for as low as $4.99 all day, every day.

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