Petland Pembroke Pines Hosts Family BBQ Fundraiser for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio - Oct. 17, 2016 // PRNewswire // - In honor of Petland's national children's charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®, the Petland located in Pembroke Pines Shopping Center is hosting a community BBQ and fundraiser on Saturday, October 22nd.

The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with family fun for everyone. The staff will be cooking up hamburgers and hot dogs and it doesn't end there! Sno-cones, popcorn and cotton candy will also be available.

Not only will there be great food, but also great entertainment. Petland's dog trainer will be on hand demonstrating fun tricks and a balloon artist and face-painter will mesmerizing kids of all ages.

Proceeds from the food sales and donations for the face painter and balloon artist will be collected and donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital as part of their annual Pumpkin Pin-up campaign. Petland in Pembroke Pines will also match all of the money collected for St. Jude on Saturday. Supporters like Petland at Pembroke Pines ensure that families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

"St. Jude is a very special place and we want to help raise as much money as we can to help support the children that visit the Hospital. It costs $2 million a day to operate the hospital, yet no family has to worry about paying any bills. The hospital relies on donations, like ours, to help support their research and their care," said Franchisee Luis Marquez. "We anticipate a great turnout and look forward to involving our community in this great cause."

Last year, Petland stores nationwide raised $94,000 for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

For more information, please contact Luis Marquez at (954) 442-3106.

About Petland

Petland, Inc. is a franchise operation with quality, full service retail pet centers across the United States, Canada, Japan, China,Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and El Salvador. For more than 48 years, Petland Pet Counselors have been dedicated to matching the right pet with the right person and meeting the needs of both. To its customers who already have pets, Petland is dedicated to enhancing their knowledge and enjoyment of the human-animal bond. Petland was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in south central Ohio. For more information on Petland, visit www.petland.com.

SOURCE Petland

Contact:

Luis Marquez
Petland Pembroke Pines
(954) 442-3106

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