TAMPA, Florida – September 20, 2012 - Hungry Howie's is taking action to support breast cancer awareness by partnering with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), one of the most highly recognized and respected breast cancer charities in the world. NBCF, which has been ranked in the top three percent of charities in America earning Charity Navigator's prestigious 4-star rating for eight consecutive years, has helped thousands of women who may not otherwise have access to mammograms and treatment. Hungry Howie’s has raised almost $500,000 for the foundation over the last three years. In this fourth year of the campaign, the goal is to raise more than $250,000.
Throughout October, all large pizzas will be served in bright pink boxes with the breast cancer awareness ribbon instead of the classic yellow boxes. For every large pizza purchased at Florida and Alabama locations, Hungry Howie's will make a donation to NBCF. An additional $1 will also be donated to NBCF when customers purchase Love, Hope & Pizza wristbands, become a new fan on the Hungry Howie’s Facebook page, share a breast cancer story on the Facebook page, and for every tweet using the hashtag #lovehopepizza. Hungry Howie’s Facebook fans can also make a donation to NBCF through the Facebook page.
Founder/CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Janelle Hail, who is a 32-year breast cancer survivor, says, "NBCF values Hungry Howie’s partnership in sharing our mission of helping women now by providing free mammograms, education, support, and early detection services. Together we can make a difference in women’s lives and offer them hope.”
Hungry Howie's Love, Hope & Pizza campaign will begin October 1st and take place throughout the entire month. Hungry Howie's Founder Jim Hearn expresses, "As a community, we can help to heal the lives of patients and their loved ones. Together, we can face the challenge of breast cancer and make a difference."
Founded in 1973, Hungry Howie's is one of the nation's largest pizza franchises and originator of the Flavored Crust® Pizza. With more than 500 locations in 24 states, Hungry Howie's is ranked in the top 100 of Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® in 2009. For more information, please visit www.hungryhowies.com.
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for eight years, NBCF provides women help for today and hope for tomorrow through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit www.nbcf.org.