With record number of Mr Gatti’s locations participating, goal set to raise $20,000
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Mr Gatti’s Pizza, known for its beloved all-you-care-to-eat pizza buffet and signature game rooms, kicks off its highly anticipated annual fundraiser on March 1 in support of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Throughout the month of March, customers visiting any of the 45 participating Mr Gatti’s locations have an opportunity to make a big difference with just a small amount of change. By rounding up their order total, customers can donate 50 cents to St. Jude. Mr Gatti’s is committed to supporting this cause by matching the total donation amount, up to a maximum of $10,000.
“We are proud to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an organization that does such incredible work in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases,” said Travis Smith, vice president of marketing at Mr Gatti’s Pizza. “Our annual fundraiser is an opportunity for us to rally our community and make a positive impact in the lives of children and families who need it most. We are honored to play a small role in this important cause and look forward to making a difference together with our customers.”
Mr Gatti’s has had a meaningful partnership with St. Jude for over a decade. Over the years, they have contributed to support the hospital’s tireless efforts in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Continued support helps fuel St. Jude’s ambitious $11.5 billion, six-year strategic plan, which includes tripling its global investment to reach more than 400,000 kids with cancer around the world each year.
“St. Jude has a very special place in my heart because they provided support to my family when we needed it the most,” said Bryant Gielsen, a Mr Gatti’s multi-unit franchise owner in Louisiana. “As a business owner in this community, we make it a priority to support St. Jude and raise as much money as possible for their important work. I am grateful for the generosity of our customers, as without them, we would not be able to make the same level of impact.”
St. Jude is a world-renowned research institution that treats children from all over the world at no cost to their families. Their groundbreaking research and lifesaving treatments have helped to push the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.
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About Mr Gatti’s Pizza
Mr Gatti’s Pizza, based in Fort Worth, Texas, first opened its doors as The Pizza Place in Stephenville, Texas, in 1964. With a move to Austin in 1969 also came a name change, which paid tribute to the wife of founder James Eure’s maiden name: Gatti. By the 1970s, the chain was experiencing dramatic growth having introduced the idea of high-quality dining and gaming combined in a single location. Mr Gatti’s has become a household name in the markets we serve. James Eure’s vision is now represented by more than 130 restaurants open and in development operating throughout Texas and the Southeastern U.S. More information is available at mrgattispizza.com or by calling 817-546-3500.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children.When St. Jude opened in 1962, childhood cancer was considered incurable. Since then, St. Jude has helped push the overall survival rate from 20% to more than 80%, and it won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude shares the breakthroughs it makes to help doctors and researchers at local hospitals and cancer centers around the world improve the quality of treatment and care for even more children. Because of generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food, so they can focus on helping their child live. Visit St. Jude Inspire to discover powerful St. Jude stories of hope, strength, love and kindness. Support the St. Jude mission by donating at stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok, and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
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