A local pizzeria is offering breast cancer patients across the country a Slice of Hope. Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizzais helping raise critical funding for breast cancer research by donating 10 percent of its sales from Friday, Oct. 7 to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle.
Oct. 7 has been designated National Pizza Party Day by Slice of Hope, a pizza industry charitable initiative. Slice of Hope has banded together pizzerias from across the nation in an effort to fight this invasive disease, which will impact hundreds of thousands of women and men this year. In fact, more than 190,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. And, sadly, approximately 40,000 women will die from the disease this year. That’s approximately 110 breast cancer deaths daily, and Farrelli's Pizzaowner John Farrellsays that’s simply too many.
“There isn’t a person in this country who hasn’t felt the effects of breast cancer in some way,” Farrellsays. “Whether you’ve had the disease yourself, or a family member or friend has had it, it’s safe to say you’ve been impacted by breast cancer. Farrelli'swants to do something to help end this disease. That’s why we’ve joined Slice of Hope and will be donating 10 percent of our food sales on Friday, Oct. 7. We've also created a pizza called the Tasty Cancer Fighter that will be featured on the cover of our menu during the month of October. We will be donating $6 for every 12" and $10 for every 16" of that pizza sold during October to the Karen Mullen Foundation. So please come down to any Farrelli's Pizzalocationthis Friday night to show your support of this cause, or order the Tasty Cancer Fighting pizza during the month to help as well.”
Slice of Hope is spearheaded by Pizza Today magazine editor Jeremy White. White, Pizza Today publisher Pete Lachapelle and a small team of cyclists will bike from Portland, Ore. to Seattle, Wash., Oct. 4-7 to raise awareness for Slice of Hope’s fight against breast cancer. On Oct. 7. On Thursday, Oct. 6, the team of cyclists will receive a pizza party by the owner's of Farrelli's Pizza at their 6th Ave. Tacoma location. The public is invited to come in and meet the Slice of Hope cyclists from Pizza Today Magazine as well. Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizzawill donate funds to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, which has committed to giving 100 percent of the Slice of Hope proceeds to a handful of the nation’s leading breast cancer research labs.
Farrelli's Wood Fire Pizzahas five locations in the South Puget Sound region. For more information, visit www.farrellispizza.com.