October’s National Pizza Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Coincide for Good Cause
(SEATTLE, Wash.) — September 29, 2011 —National and local pizzerias, including Seattle’s own Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria, are offering breast cancer patients across the country a Slice of Hope in October. Tutta Bella Pizzeria locations in Columbia City, Stone Way, Westlake and Issaquah are among the Seattle area pizzerias that will donate 15 percent of sales on Friday, October 7th, to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle. Funds raised across the country will support the nation’s leading breast cancer researchers, including those at UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Slice of Hope unites pizzerias across the nation in an effort to fight this disease, which will impact hundreds of thousands of women and men this year. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, there were 209,060 new cases of female breast cancer in 2010. And, sadly, close to 40,000 women will die from the disease this year. That’s approximately 110 breast cancer deaths daily, and Tutta Bella owner Joe Fugere says 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,” Fugere says. “Tutta Bella wants to do something to help end this disease. That’s why from September 9th until the October 7th event we will match dollar for dollar up to $5,000 for any donations made at Tutta Bella in addition to donating 15 percent of sales on October 7th.”
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., from October 4th to 7th to raise awareness for Slice of Hope’s fight against breast cancer. For a complete list of participating pizzerias click here.
Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, has committed to giving 100 percent of the Slice of Hope proceeds to a handful of the nation’s leading breast cancer research labs. www.endthisdisease.org
Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria has three Seattle locations; Columbia City, Stone Way, Westlake and one in Issaquah. For more information on specific locations, visit www.tuttabella.com.
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