Toronto, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pizza Nova has donated $15,000 to the SickKids Foundation as part of its holiday fundraiser, featuring the sale of its 60th anniversary commemorative tote bag online and in stores. The bag featured the brand’s iconic “Ciao” greeting with a portion of the proceeds directed to the SickKids Foundation. On January 16 Pizza Nova presented a cheque to Alex Chiarlitti, Manager, Cause Marketing, and Stacey Robinson, Director of Cause Marketing at the SickKids Foundation at SickKids Hospital in downtown Toronto. Pizza Nova’s donation was part of a two-year partnership with SickKids Foundation.
“We value every opportunity we have to partner with SickKids Foundation and support their lifesaving and life-enriching work,” says Domenic Primucci, president of Pizza Nova. “On behalf of our entire team, I thank our loyal customers and franchisees for their enthusiastic participation in this fundraiser and especially the personnel and donors of SickKids who provide leading-edge care for so many children and their families.”
This collaborative effort underscores Pizza Nova’s commitment to positively impacting the communities in which it operates. The funds raised will go towards health and scientific advancements to continue breakthrough research and patient care. Rian and Qais, SickKids Foundation ambassadors and patients of SickKids Hospital were the faces of the SickKids Foundation campaign. Rian joined the SickKids Foundation and Pizza Nova teams during the cheque presentation event on Tuesday.
“We are grateful to Pizza Nova for its leadership and support,” says Stacey Robinson, Director of Cause Marketing at SickKids Foundation. “Partnerships such as these allow us to truly live out our mission of creating a better world through children’s health.”
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