April 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // EDMONTON, AB – Pizza 73 is offering customers a tasty, easy and cheesy way to support children’s hospitals in Western Canada. From April 18 to May 22, as part of its semi-annual Slices for Smiles fundraiser, Pizza 73 will offer special pepperoni smile pizzas in an effort to raise funds for Children’s Miracle Network.
Throughout the campaign period, the pizza chain will offer 9” pizzas topped with a pepperoni smile for $4.99, available for walk in orders, or it can be added to any delivery order.
“An appetite for pizza and a worthy cause is all it takes,” said Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza 73. “This is a win-win for customers — they get a great tasting pizza at a great price, and have the opportunity to give back in the process.”
A portion of the proceeds from all smile pizzas sold is donated to help fund critical care, research and training and to purchase equipment at Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals in Western Canada through the Slices for Smiles Foundation.
“Pizzas, as a special treat, bring a lot of joy to families,” said Adam Starkman, Chief Development Officer for Children’s Miracle Network in Canada. “We’re delighted that Pizza 73 continues to invest in this fundraiser and that they give back to the community in such a meaningful way. Every dollar helps our hospitals deliver world-class care to children in need.”
To help support the cause, customers also have the opportunity to add a $1 donation to their orders, whether they’re placed in-store, by phone, online at www.Pizza73.com or through Pizza 73’s handy iPhone ordering app.
Customers can visit any traditional Pizza 73 restaurant location in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan to participate in Slices for Smiles. All funds stay in the community in which they are raised to support the Children’s Miracle Network member hospital for that region.
To date, the Slices for Smiles Foundation has raised over $2 million for Children’s Miracle Network. For more information on Pizza 73’s fundraising initiatives or to make a donation, visit www.pizza73.com.
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.
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 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 of fresh side dishes including chicken wings, boneless wings, wedgies, dipping sauces and salads. Visit www.pizza73.com for more information.
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