Note from Sharon: We wrote about this on March 3, but in order to help our readers from having to click from one article to the other, we’re republishing it here: Basically, Wednesday, March 29, Jersey Mike’s DFW locations are donating their entire day’s sales – not net profit, but 100% of all sales – to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.
Read more below and learn more about WOKC’s programs that help children with cancer and their families. Buddy Bags are one of my favorites.
Also, here’s a little back story that was not published earlier:
Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving and Day of Giving: How it originated: It all started here in DFW in 2010 when Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer’s Founder’s Forum member Mary Dowling saw a Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant being built, went in and talked to Dalton Stewart, Jersey Mike’s North Texas area director and franchisee. She asked him to donate a portion of each sub sold to WOKC. He took her card. When the restaurant was built and open for business, Dalton called her back and it took off from there. Jersey Mike’s adopted this initiative as the company’s DFW fundraiser in 2011 and it took off nationally.
Eat A Sub: Help Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
Jersey Mike’s Celebrates 13th Annual “Month of Giving”
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer is joining forces with 70 Jersey Mike’s Subs in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex for the 13th annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign to support local charities. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer at participating Jersey Mike’s restaurants.
The “Month of Giving” campaign will culminate with Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 29, when DFW Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give 100 percent of the day’s sales – not just profit – to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. “We are profoundly grateful to Jersey Mike’s, their DFW franchisees, and their customers for their kind generosity, treasured partnership, and continued support toward our mission of eradicating pediatric cancer and providing hope for our young children battling this disease,” said WOKC Founder Cindy Brinker Simmons. “Jersey Mike’s has created an astounding culture of giving that has deeply touched the heroic families we serve.”
For twelve years, Jersey Mike’s owners and operators throughout the country have raised over $67 million for more than 200 different charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks, and more. “We are honored to be associated with Jersey Mike’s and admire their philanthropic mindset. Their commitment to helping us positively impact kids with cancer and their families is an absolute blessing,” said WOKC CEO Kris Cumnock.
“I would like to extend a personal invitation to you and your family to visit Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the month of March, and especially on the Day of Giving when 100 percent of sales – every penny – goes to help a great local cause,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old.
Join us in March by making donations through Jersey Mike’s mobile app or onsite. On Wednesday, March 29, encourage everyone you know to visit a local Jersey Mike’s to order lunch or dinner or catering and help make a difference for local kids battling cancer. Come eat great food for a great cause!
About Jersey Mike’s
Jersey Mike’s Subs, with nearly 2,500 locations nationwide, serves authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs on in-store freshly baked bread — the same recipe it started with in 1956. Passion for giving in Jersey Mike’s local communities is reflected in its mission statement “Giving…making a difference in someone’s life.” For more information, please visit jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (facebook.com/jerseymikes), Instagram (instagram.com/jerseymikes), and Twitter (twitter.com/jerseymikes.com).
About Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer
Founded in 1980, Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer recognizes the suffering associated with any childhood disease. Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in children in the U.S. with 45 American kids diagnosed daily. WOKC’s mission is to bring comfort, hope, and support to kids with cancer and their families while relentlessly pursuing a cure through research funding. For more information, visit www.wokc.org or follow on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/WipeOutKidsCancer/), Instagram(https://www.instagram.com/wokc/), and Twitter (https://twitter.com/wipeoutkdscancr).
*Featured image courtesy Jersey Mike’s.
**Photo courtesy WOKC.
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer and its special events and announcements and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles eBuzz.)