NEWARK, N.J., June 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pizza with a purpose, it doesn’t get better than that. Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza announced today that its seven New Jersey locations will host a one-day, statewide fundraising event on Friday, June 22 in support of the American Cancer Society (ACS). All seven restaurants have committed to donating 20% of proceeds back to the organization which supports cancer patients and their families throughout the state.
The event will wrap up the Society’s widely celebrated Relay for Life season which takes place annually in the spring and ends in June. ACS works daily to attack cancer from every angle by funding cancer research and providing patients free rides to treatment, a live 24/7 helpline, and free lodging near hospitals.
Blaze Pizza has made it a goal to build strong roots within New Jersey communities since opening its first Garden State location in Paramus in 2014. AMPAL Group, the franchisee for Blaze Pizza in central and northern New Jersey, has made community engagement a top priority giving back to community members and organizations in need via regular fundraisers. This is the first statewide fundraiser for Blaze Pizza in New Jersey, and the restaurant group looks forward to raising funds to support ACS’s mission which is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.
“We knew we wanted to do something special for our first statewide philanthropic effort,” said Jordan McMeen, Marketing Coordinator for AMPAL Group in New Jersey. “I don’t know one person that has not been impacted by cancer, so supporting cancer research, support and development is something we can all get behind.”
All Blaze Pizza New Jersey locations are participating in the fundraiser during their regular Friday operating hours. The Paramus, Clark and Bridgewater locations will have the Blaze Pizza Wheel of Fire onsite from 11am – 2pm. In exchange for donations, guests will be encouraged to “spin to win” various Blaze Pizza prizes.
New Jersey Blaze Pizza locations and Friday hours are as follows:
- Bridgewater: 316 Chimney Rock Rd. 11:00am – 10:00pm
- Clark: 1255 Raritan Rd., 11:00am – 11:00pm
- Paramus: 65 Route 4 West, 11:00am – 11:00pm
- Livingston: 280 Eisenhower Parkway, 11:00am – 10:00pm
- Newark: 691 Broad St., 10:30am – 9:00pm
- Teterboro: 5 Teterboro Landing Dr., 11:00am – 11:00pm
- Wayne: 1400 Willowbrook Mall, 11:00am – 9:00pm
The fundraiser applies to in-restaurant orders only, and is not valid with app, online, phone or delivery orders.
Learn more about ACS here in New Jersey at: https://www.cancer.org/about-us/local/new-jersey.html. Organizations interested in fundraising with Blaze Pizza can learn more at: 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.
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Rachel Albritton: 502.905.5170
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