Local pizza company helps to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer

Just in time for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, a local Tacoma, WA based pizza company helps to raise money and awareness.

Tacoma, WA, 10-17-2008:  Farrelli’s Wood Fire Pizza Co, a family owned pizza restaurant chain based in Tacoma, WA, spent the month of September raising just over $11,000.00 in the name of breast cancer awareness.  Farrelli’s went about raising the money in several ways for two separate events.  The first of which was through pink ribbon sales that were posted on the walls of all five of the Farrelli’s Pizza restaurants.  These sales went directly toward the sponsorship of Farrelli’s walking team for the 3 Day/60 Mile breast cancer walk which took place in Seattle during the second weekend in September.  The Farrelli’s walking team consisted of three female employees from their Lacey, WA location, and they called their team The Farrelli’s Rack Pack; a play on words.  The Rack Pack raised over $7,000 which went directly to Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Farrelli’s also hosted their annual Farrelli’s Golf Classic at the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie on Sunday, Sept. 7th.  All proceeds raised for the event were donated to the Puget Sound Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure; about $4,000 in all.  The event was a huge success due in part to the to the participation of Farrelli’s patrons who wouldn’t miss the opportunity to golf in such a class event, as well as Farrelli’s suppliers who really came through at various sponsorship levels to raise as much money as possible for the foundation.

The reason That Farrelli’s Pizza is so passionate about raising money and awareness for breast cancer is two-fold.  First off, the Farrelli’s mission statement, in part, is to, “nourish the neighborhood,” so what better way to do so than to raise money for such a worthwhile cause?  The second reason is that Farrelli’s first hired employee, Corrine Heck of their Lacey, WA location, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997.  She has since made a full recovery and has devoted all of her spare time toward raising money and awareness for breast cancer research so that others may have a better chance of making a full recovery as well, and the organization supports her in her efforts.  

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