Pizza 73 Serves Slices of Happiness to Help Children’s Miracle Network

Slices for Smiles fundraiser returns October 19 to November 22.

October 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // EDMONTON, AB – The Pizza 73 team will be bringing smiles back, that is their “Smile Pizzas,” as it tosses up some pizzas to celebrate National Pizza Month and the return of its annual Slices for Smiles fundraiser. From October 19 to November 22, pizza lovers in Western Canada will have the opportunity to savour a pie in support of Children’s Miracle Network.

Customers are invited to support the cause by walking in to their local Pizza 73 and picking up a special 9” pizza topped with a pepperoni smile for $4.99. The smile pizza will also be available for delivery with the purchase of another pizza. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these pizzas will benefit Children’s Miracle Network and its member children’s hospitals in Western Canada.

“We are thrilled to renew our commitment to making more smiles happen in support of Children’s Miracle Network,” said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza 73.” This year is particularly significant as we not only celebrate our company’s 30th anniversary, but also hope to break the $2 million fundraising milestone together with our sister-brand Pizza Pizza. Our operators are happy to participate in this initiative in hopes of supporting children in our communities.”

Pizza patrons can also support the fundraiser by adding a donation to orders placed by phone, online or through Pizza 73’s newly re-launched iPhone app and website at www.pizza73.com.

“This campaign is another great reason to enjoy pizza,” said John Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, Canada for Children’s Miracle Network. “Customers can feel good knowing a portion of the proceeds will help raise critical funds for our local children’s hospitals in Western Canada.”

Every year 1 in 4 kids will need the care of a children’s hospital. Making a donation to Slices for Smiles helps support research and training, purchase of new equipment and pay for uncompensated care. To date, Slices for Smiles Foundation has raised over $1.65 million for Children’s Miracle Network.

All traditional Pizza 73 locations across Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan will participate in Slices for Smiles. Funds that are raised locally will stay in the community in which they were raised, supporting the Children’s Miracle Network member hospital for that region. To learn more about Pizza 73’s community initiatives, 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/CMNHospitals.

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, which marks its 30th anniversary in 2015, 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.

SOURCE Pizza 73

Contacts:

Mary Moniz
Torchia Communications
(416) 341-9929 ext. 221
mary@torchiacom.com

Kathleen Stelmach
Torchia Communications
(416) 341-9929 ext. 227
kathleen@torchiacom.com

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