As Jersey Mike’s Celebrates 13th Annual “Month of Giving”
(Featured photo: Jersey Mike’s Spring Valley location team including: front row second from left: Kris Cumnock, CEO, Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (light blue shirt, no apron); Cindy Brinker Simmons, Founder, Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (middle); and Dalton Stewart, Jersey Mike’s North Texas area director and franchisee (back row, second from right).*
Jersey Mike’s Subs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area has donated a record $584,000 from their 70 restaurants to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. This spectacular donation was the result of Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March, culminating with the Day of Giving on March 29, when 100% of sales in the DFW Jersey Mike’s locations were donated to the pediatric cancer charity.
A child is diagnosed with cancer in the US every 32 minutes. For over 40 years, Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer has worked relentlessly to develop programs that improve the life of a child being treated for cancer and make the journey better for the entire family, while constantly searching for improved treatments, positive outcomes, and that elusive cure.
The money raised from the Jersey Mike’s Month and Day of Giving will help WOKC continue to provide a Buddy Bag to every child being treated for pediatric cancer in DFW, it will help WOKC to continue to provide free, fun events for pediatric cancer patients and their families throughout the year, and it will help WOKC continue to fund novel pediatric cancer innovations that represent advancements in treatment outcomes.
“To many, $584,000 just sounds like a large number, but we see it as an opportunity for more children to say, ‘This is the best day of my life,’ as one young pediatric cancer patient recently exclaimed after pulling an iPad out of their Buddy Bag, and we see it as an opportunity for another parent to describe our Warrior Family Events as, ‘Medicine for the soul,’ and we absolutely see it as an opportunity for a scientist to have a breakthrough that creates a treatment advancement or the cure of a pediatric cancer,” said Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer CEO Kris Cumnock.
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*Photos by Rob Wythe/Wythe Portrait Studio
(Sharon Adams, Adams Communications Public Relations, is honored to represent Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer in their special events and announcements and post this Philanthropy Lifestyles eBuzz.)