Tonawanda, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2012
Franco's Pizza, a pizza restaurant in Buffalo, New York recently announced that staff members participated in Rides for Roswell, an annual charity event that raises funds to support accelerating cancer research advances at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. The fundraiser, which raised $3.7 million dollars this year, also supports families and patients in the institute's "Quality of Life" program.
Franco's Pizza began participating in Rides for Roswell four years ago, when the owner's niece, Madeline was diagnosed with Leukemia. This year, Franco's Pizza sponsored the Cure de Madeline team, which raised over $13,000 for the cancer institute. On June 23rd, the Cure de Madeline team pedaled 30 miles in a little over two hours.
"I would like to thank all of our loyal customers for their generosity!" said Franco Kroese, owner of Franco's Pizza. "With their donations, we were able to raise an additional $1200.00 for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute."
During the annual Rides for Roswell event, which is held on the North Campus of the University at Buffalo in Amherst, New York, cyclists choose a course that is anywhere from three miles to 100 miles long. Over 8,000 cyclists participated in the 2012 race and were cheered on by thousands of volunteers, supporters and cancer survivors.
"Supporting our dream of a world without cancer requires a huge investment and, more and more, we turn to our community and events like The Ride for Roswell to raise the funds we need to move us closer to that dream," said Donald L. Trump, MD, President and CEO of Roswell Park Cancer Institute. A portion of the proceeds from the 2012 Rides for Roswell will be used to fund a new building for a chemotherapy clinic and breast cancer center.
Franco's Pizza plans to continue sponsoring Rides for Roswell for years to come. For further information about Franco's Pizza, including addresses to the five Franco's Pizza locations, coupons and a full menu of pizza, subs, chicken wings, fajitas, wraps, salads and more, visit their website at http://www.francospizza.com.
About the company
Franco's is all about Fresh! Fresh sauce, dough, and veggies! Franco's is celebrating his 33rd year in WNY. Franco's Pizza is a locally owned and operated company with four locations in the Buffalo area. Their menu includes the finest pizza, chicken wings, fingers, submarines, sandwiches, salads and more. Franco's Pizza is committed to Excellence. Their quality and service is second to none. They use only the freshest, finest ingredients when making their menu items. It has been said that Franco's Pizza doesn't cut any corners. That statement has never been truer. They are introducing their new SQUARE pizza. It is 50% bigger at no extra charge. WOW! For more information visit their website at http://www.francospizza.com.