During the month of March, all area Jersey Mike's restaurants will make a 25-cent donation to WOKC for each regular sub sold and a 50-cent donation for each giant sub sold. Special donation buckets will be available in each store so customers can offer their own contributions to the charity.
On Wednesday, March 28, Make a Difference Day at Jersey Mike's, DFW residents are invited to enjoy a free regular-sized sub at any area Jersey Mike’s in exchange for a minimum $2 contribution to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer... although the hope is that customers will give more.
The campaign kicks off with a party for the 2011 and 2012 WOKC Ambassadors, children who are currently undergoing cancer treatment at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. The kids and their families will come to the Jersey Mike’s store at the southeast corner of Spring Valley and the Tollway (14060 Dallas Parkway, Suite 400), on Saturday, March 3rd from 3-5 p.m. for a celebration of sub-making, face painting and special guests.
The Month of Giving campaign has raised a total of $125,000 over the last two years for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer, which has been used to fund research trials investigating new treatment options for two types of childhood cancers, medulloblastoma and neuroblastoma, and to expand the WOKC Buddy Bag program, which reaches out to newly-diagnosed families.
“Pediatric cancer is the number one disease killer of children in our country. Thanks to the amazing support of donors like Jersey Mike’s, we are making a difference in the fight for better treatments and the search for a cure,” Evelyn Costolo, CEO for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer, said. “Jersey Mike’s understands the importance of standing together for the future of our children. Thank you, Jersey Mike’s, and the DFW community for helping WOKC with our vision of a day when children are living cancer free.”
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer was founded in 1980.