Representatives from both organizations will gather for a check presentation on July 10
New Jersey - During their first statewide fundraiser on Friday, June 22, Blaze Pizza successfully raised $7,500 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) of New Jersey. All seven New Jersey restaurants committed to donating 20% of proceeds back to the organization which supports cancer patients and their families throughout the state.
"We are so thrilled to have partnered with Blaze Pizza on this outstanding fundraiser, it is truly an example of passion in action," said Jennifer Lefthand, Senior Manager, Community Development for ACS in New Jersey, "These funds will help New Jerseyans facing cancer directly, as well as support research for this disease that impacts all of us."
Representatives from both organizations will gather for a check presentation event on Tuesday, July 10th at 11:00 am at the Clark Blaze Pizza restaurant located at 1255 Raritan Rd. Media members are invited to join.
“We had a great event raising funds for the American Cancer Society of New Jersey,” said Jordan McMeen, Marketing Coordinator for AMPAL Group (the Blaze Pizza franchise group) in New Jersey. “In total, we raised $7,500 for the organization which works to support patients fighting cancer in New Jersey. Thank you to everyone who came out!”
Organizations or individuals interested in applying for a fundraiser at Blaze Pizza should visit: www.blazepizza.com/fundraising
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society is a global grassroots force of 1.5 million volunteers dedicated to saving lives, celebrating lives, and leading the fight for a world without cancer. From breakthrough research to free lodging near treatment, a 24/7/365 live helpline, free rides to treatment, and convening powerful activists to create awareness and impact, the Society is the only organization attacking cancer from every angle. For more information go to www.cancer.org.
About Blaze Pizza
The first Blaze Pizza® restaurant opened on Aug. 6, 2012, in Irvine, Calif., and quickly gained attention for its chef-driven recipes, thoughtful interior design, and a service culture that celebrates individuality. Recently named ‘#1 Brand of the Year’ in the 2017 Fast Casual Top 100, the fast-growing chain currently operates over 265 restaurants in 40 states, Canada and Middle East, including the major metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Las Vegas, Boston, and Toronto. Founded by Elise and Rick Wetzel (co-founder of Wetzel’s Pretzels), the concept is backed by private equity firm Brentwood Associates and founding investors that include LeBron James, Maria Shriver, movie producer John Davis and Boston Red Sox co-owner, Tom Werner. For more information, visit www.blazepizza.com or www.facebook.com/blazepizza or click here to view a company video.Blaze Pizza®, fast-fire'd®, the horizontal logo design, the proprietary name "pizzasmith" and related trademarks are the property of Blaze Pizza LLC.