EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Oct. 18, 2010) – Pizza 73 is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month. To mark the occasion, the pizza chain will be hosting a two week Slices for Smiles fundraiser in October to benefit Children’s Miracle Network hospitals across Western Canada.

From October 18 to October 30, Pizza 73 locations in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan will be selling online a 12″ 2-Topper Everyday Deal for $19.85, which consists of two pizzas or a pizza and wing meal. Fifty-cents from the sale of this menu item will go towards Children’s Miracle Network and the four children’s hospitals it supports in Western Canada.

“Thanks to our loyal customers, the last 25 years have been filled with prosperity and fun,” said Pat Finelli, chief marketing officer for Pizza 73. “The Slices for Smiles fundraiser is a great way for us to show our thanks and give back to the community.”

Customers can also contribute to the cause by adding donations to their orders online, in store and by phone. Together with its parent company Pizza Pizza, the Slices for Smiles Fund has raised more than $400,000 for Children’s Miracle Network to date.

In addition to the fundraiser, as part of the 25th anniversary festivities Pizza 73 lovers will also have the opportunity to scratch and win for great prizes that include all-inclusive trips to Varadero, Cuba, 42″ plasma televisions and thousands of food prizes.

To keep track of what else is happening at Pizza 73 during its 25th anniversary and Slices for Smiles fundraiser, join them on Facebook (facebook.com/Pizza73dotcom) and Twitter (twitter.com/pizza73).

About Children’s Miracle Network

Children’s Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Compassionate organizations, media partners and countless individuals unite with Children’s Miracle Network hospitals to help sick and injured kids in local communities. Donations to Children’s Miracle Network create miracles by funding medical care, research and education that saves and improves the lives of more than 2.6 million Canadian children each year. To learn more, visit www.childrensmiraclenetwork.ca.

About Pizza 73

Pizza 73 aims to satisfy each and every customer by providing excellent quality food and true value in a fast and friendly manner. The company is a leader in the communities in which it operates by providing in kind support and volunteers to numerous charities, events, youth programs, and sports teams at the corporate and store level. Visit www.pizza73.com for more information.

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