From July 1 through Aug. 7, customers at D’Angelo restaurant, located at 641 Queen St. in Southington, will be invited to make a contribution of $1 or more at the register to the Jimmy Fund, which supports adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. As a thank you, customers will receive a sheet of coupons for popular menu items at D’Angelo, Papa Gino’s, and other retailers including: Water Country, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Six Flags New England, Reebok, Polar Beverages, Golfsmith, Sully’s Brand, and EverybodyFights.
“The Jimmy Fund supports such an amazing cause, and one that we feel passionately about,” says Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo Chairman, Mark DeBlois in a corporate press release. “Thanks to the generosity of our guests and enthusiasm of our team members, we surpassed the $1 million mark in 2015, and look forward reaching additional financial milestones to benefit the Jimmy Fund.”
Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo have raised more than $1 million since partnering with the Jimmy Fund in 2009. When customers give at the register, 100 percent of the contributions benefit cancer research and adult and pediatric patient care at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“We are honored to partner with Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo as their exclusive cause marketing partner and are so grateful for their incredible support and commitment to the lifesaving mission of Dana-Farber and the Jimmy Fund,” said David Giagrando, assistant vice president, corporate partnerships, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Division of Development & the Jimmy Fund in the release. “The generous contributions of their customers have accumulated more than $1 million and these critical funds further our work in adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber.”
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.