Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar (Boston’s) will host its 15th annual Boston’s Cares fundraising campaign from February 4-17, 2013 to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. During this time, Boston’s locations across the United States will collect proceeds from one specialty menu item, heart-shaped pizzas and paper hearts to support groundbreaking research and treatment of children with cancer and other deadly diseases.
Since 1999, the Boston’s Cares initiative has raised more than $600,000 in support of charities across the United States. In addition to the national charity, several Boston’s locations have selected local charities to support during the campaign.
“Charitable contributions to organizations such as St. Jude are very important to the Boston’s family,” said Mike Best, chief operating officer of Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar. “We are committed to helping in any way we can. Last year we were able to raise close to $60,000 and we hope to top that number this year.”
With all 40 locations participating in this year’s fundraiser, Boston’s will offer a special dessert menu option, Red Velvet Cheesecake, along with paper hearts available for purchase throughout the duration of the campaign. $1 from the sale of every Red Velvet Cheesecake along with 100 percent of the paper heart proceeds will go directly to Boston’s Pizza Foundation, benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital along with other local charities. In addition, the restaurant will offer the following for a limited time:
· Feb. 11-17: Pizza Week – $1 from the sale of every pizza and flatbread will be donated.
· Feb. 13-15: Heart-shaped pizzas – Individual, small and medium size pizzas will be available as heart-shaped creations in honor of Valentine’s Day.
Local charities that will also be benefiting from the Boston’s Cares 2013 fundraiser include: Armed Services YMCA of Alaska; Boys & Girls Club of the Metroplex; Cardiovascular Research Community Healthcare System; Hooked on Hope, Inc.; Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Mid-Ohio Food Bank; March of Dimes; Special Olympics Minnesota, Inc.; and The Saint Vincent Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
“We are truly grateful for the partnership with Boston’s Restaurant & Sports