The Pizza Press Rolls out Philanthropic Initiative to Support Cancer for College

Fast-Casual Build-Your-Own Pizza Restaurant Aims to Raise $30,000 Through Beverage Program

March 28, 2018 // Franchising.com // ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Pizza Press, a leading fast-casual, build-your-own pizza restaurant, is rolling out a fundraising initiative, Sodas for Causes, on April 1 that will run April 2018 through April 2019. The Pizza Press will donate a portion of the proceeds from every fountain drink sold to Cancer for College with a goal of raising $30,000.

The Pizza Press holds heavy value in being part of the community and giving back. This motivated the brand to get involved with an organization like Cancer for College, which provides hope and inspiration to cancer survivors by granting college scholarships. Since inception, Cancer for College has granted over $2.5 million in scholarships and The Pizza Press hopes to raise $30,000 to help support their mission.

"We are beyond excited to roll out this fundraising initiative to provide cancer survivors with college scholarships. By including our customer base in our efforts, we are able to spread awareness and get the community involved in raising money for a good cause that affects so many people," said Dara Maleki, CEO and founder of The Pizza Press. "It is an honor to be able to do something for cancer survivors who have unimaginably suffered but beat this terrible disease. We are working to help raise money for Cancer for College because we believe in the mission of making the world a better place for cancer survivors."

Cancer for College granted 63 scholarships in 2017 and The Pizza Press aims to help raise that number during the year-long fundraising partnership. Scholarships can be granted to any accredited college enrolled cancer survivor in the United States. Aside from granting college scholarships, Cancer for College also provides professional mentor services to low-income cancer survivors.

"We are thrilled to have The Pizza Press support our mission to make the world a better place for cancer survivors," said Greg Flores, Executive Director of Cancer for College. "Their dedicated fundraising efforts will positively impact the lives of many cancer survivors."

The Pizza Press is a unique concept dedicated to elevating the build-your-own pizza model to an experiential level, by creating an immersive 1920s Americana newspaper theme in which great food, craft beer, ambiance, and service are combined. Inspired by the mechanized dough press, The Pizza Press harkens back to an industrialized era when newspapers were the foundation of the community. Each location offers locally brewed beers, specialized design elements, and fundraisers to provide community support - all proving to be attractive features to consumers and prospective owners alike.

For more information on The Pizza Press and to follow the fundraising progress, please visit https://www.thepizzapress.com/.

About The Pizza Press

The Pizza Press is a unique concept dedicated to elevating the 'build your own pizza' model to an experiential level, by creating an immersive 1920s Americana newspaper theme in which great food, craft beer, ambiance, and service are combined. The theme, inspired by the mechanized dough press, The Pizza Press harkens back to an industrialized era when newspapers were the foundation of the local community. Founded in 2012 and based in Anaheim, California, The Pizza Press is a rapidly growing franchise with 18 locations in Southern California, Texas and Florida, and plans to have 30 restaurants opened by mid 2018. The Pizza Press is currently seeking multi-unit strategic partners in target development regions across the east and west coasts, as well as southern states.

The Pizza Press wants you to Craft Your Own Story in your neighborhood. For more information about The Pizza Press, please visit www.thepizzapress.com.

About Cancer for College

Cancer for College was founded by two-time cancer survivor and double-amputee Craig Pollard. He saw first-hand how the disease can devastate a family physically, emotionally and financially. Cancer for College provides hope and inspiration by granting college scholarships and by providing educational services to cancer survivors. Since inception, the organization has granted over 1,200 scholarships totaling more than $3 million. In 2018, Cancer for College will award $500K in scholarships to cancer survivors.

For more information about Cancer for College, please visit https://www.cancerforcollege.org.

Media Contact:

Nicole Hopkins
Fishman Public Relations
847-945-1300
Nhopkins@fishmanpr.com

SOURCE The Pizza Press

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