Participating Round Table Pizza locations will donate $1 to the LLS for every pizza purchased either in person or through delivery. In turn, each customer will receive a coupon for a free dine-in original personal pizza, cheese or pepperoni. The promotion is valid through February at participating restaurants.
Restaurant patrons are also encouraged to make LLS donations in-store or online, where several stories are posted from blood cancer survivors. One such narrative, told via the society, is about Sage Meuller of Redondo Beach, California, who was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 3 months old. Following extensive treatment and relapses, he marked a major milestone this past holiday season: one year cancer-free. Mueller’s mother, Analisa, is also a leukemia survivor.
”Today, because of advancements made possible through LLS-funded research, the future looks bright for this beautiful child that loves football, soccer, and most of all, his mom and dad,” the post states.
With more than 440 restaurants spanning seven states and a few countries, the West Coast pizza brand, which also offers chicken wings and other items, touts made-in-store dough and fresh toppings and other ingredients. It was founded in 1959 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Its signature tagline is “The Last Honest Pizza.”
“National Pizza Pie Day provides an opportunity for all of us to come together and unite over our shared love of pizza and giving back,” Geoff Goodman, executive vice president of Round Table Pizza, said in a press release. “We are once again partnering with LLS, an organization near and dear to Round Table’s heart, to celebrate the most delicious day of the year, and to make a difference in the lives of those fighting blood cancer.”
Round Table Pizza’s parent organization Global Franchise Group (GFG) has raised more than $3 million for LLS in the past six years, including through its annual A Bite for the Fight campaign that supports the society’s Light The Night fundraiser. In addition, GFG employees serve on volunteer LLS boards and committees throughout the nation. A video available here describes the company’s efforts.
LLS is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to curing blood cancers. Since 1949, it has invested more than $1.2 billion in groundbreaking research. According to the National Foundation for Cancer Research, more than 1.2 million U.S. residents either live with blood cancer or are in remission.