Ermanno's Legendary Pizza to Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Research
A local pizzeria is offering breast cancer patients across the country with a Slice of Hope next month. Ermanno's Legendary Pizza is helping raise critical funding for breast cancer research by donating 10 percent of its sales (Plus all in-house tips and donations) from Friday, Oct. 12 to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle.
Oct. 12 has been designated as a National Pizza Party Day by Slice of Hope, a pizza industry charitable initiative. Slice of Hope has banded together pizzerias from across the nation in an effort to fight this invasive disease, which will impact hundreds of thousands of women and men this year. In fact, more than 190,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. And, sadly, approximately 40,000 women will die from the disease this year. That’s approximately 110 breast cancer deaths daily, and owner of Ermanno's Legendary Pizza, Lisa Frank, said that’s simply too many.
“There isn’t a person in this country who hasn’t felt the effects of breast cancer in some way," Frank said. “Whether you’ve had the disease yourself, or a family member or friend has had it, it’s safe to say you’ve been impacted by breast cancer. Ermanno's Legendary Pizza wants to do something to help end this disease. That’s why we’ve joined Slice of Hope and will be donating 10 percent of our sales on Friday, Oct. 12. So please come to Ermanno's Legendary Pizza that night to show your support of this cause.”
Slice of Hope is spearheaded by Pizza Today magazine editor Jeremy White. White, Pizza Today publisher Pete Lachapelle and a small team of cyclists will bike from Lakeland, FL, to Naples, FL, Oct. 9-12 to raise awareness for Slice of Hope’s fight against breast cancer. On Oct. 12, pizzerias across the nation — including Ermanno's Legendary Pizza — will donate funds to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, which has committed to giving 100 percent of the Slice of Hope proceeds to a handful of the nation’s leading breast cancer research labs.
Ermanno's Legendary Pizza is located at 3159 Whitewood Ave. NW, North Canton, OH 44720 (Whitewood Plaza across from Fisher Foods.) and 6322 Louisville St., Louisville, OH 44641. For more information, visit www.ermannospizza.com.