April 15, 2016 // Franchising.com // CORALVILLE, Iowa – Pancheros Mexican Grill (www.pancheros.com), a fast casual Mexican chain known for its delicious, better-built burritos, announces its partnership with Ryan Wade’s One Step At a Time initiative. In an effort to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (L.L.S.), Ryan will run a total of 250 miles through the state of Iowa. Pancheros has donated a significant amount to the cause and will be providing a wrapped support vehicle for the run’s entirety. Ryan will also make a pit stop at Pancheros in Iowa City on the afternoon of April 23 to refuel for the rest of his charitable race.
With a goal of raising $175,000, Ryan Wade will embark on his 250 mile journey starting April 19 on the Minnesota-Iowa border in Eitzen and cross the finish line on April 25 in Farmington. Through his seven-day adventure, he hopes to raise awareness and money to help find a cure for various blood cancers. Ryan was recently nominated for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year for Eastern Iowa due to his astounding dedication and support to the cause. All donations from the One Step At a Time fundraiser will directly fund L.L.S.’s research to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.
“Since becoming involved with L.L.S., I’ve been motivated by my supporters who have dedicated much of their time to a cause that changes people’s lives,” said Ryan Wade. “With extra support from Pancheros, we will be able to generate greater awareness for an organization that makes such a significant impact in the lives of those suffering from these life-threatening illnesses.”
“One Step At a Time is about one man’s journey to bring Iowan communities together in an effort to touch the lives of many,” said Rodney Anderson, president of Pancheros Mexican Grill. “Ryan’s commitment to helping others is an inspiration to all of us on the Pancheros team, and we are honored to play an integral role in his mission to help find a cure.”
For more information on Pancheros, please visit www.pancheros.com. For more information or to donate to Ryan Wade’s One Step At a Time fundraiser, please visit www.onesteplls.org.
Founded in 1992, Coralville, Iowa-based Pancheros Mexican Grill is a fast-casual, fresh-Mexican franchise. Known best for their homemade, fresh-pressed tortillas, Pancheros has set the standard for burritos that don’t start from a bag. Along with their amazing burritos, the menu also includes quesadillas, tacos, burrito bowls, and salads. Pancheros currently has 65 locations in the United States and the company plans to have 75 restaurants open across the country by the end of 2016. For more information, visit www.pancheros.com.
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