Fresno Applebee’s Restaurant Joins Susan G. Komen Central Valley in Fight Against Breast Cancer
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FRESNO, Calif. - Sept. 18, 2012 - Applebee’s in Fresno has partnered with the Susan G. Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure as an official sponsor for the Rock the Race Initiative, supporting the fight against breast cancer. Serving as a gold sponsor, Applebee’s will donate its time and volunteer efforts, as well as provide food for participants and gift cards for top fundraisers.
Throughout the month of October, Applebee’s will host a Komen Running Ribbon Campaign, allowing guests to donate $1 or more for the Komen Central Valley affiliate. In addition, Applebee’s will host a Dining to Donate all-day event on Oct. 20, in which 20 percent of each guest’s bill will be donated to Komen Central Valley. The Dining to Donate flyer for Komen Central Valley must be presented at the time of purchase.
Between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25, every registered race participant who raises $150 in online donations will be entered to win a $100 Applebee’s gift card. Donations must be made directly to the race participant. A total of seven winners will be chosen the week of Sept. 25, Oct. 8 and Oct. 19. Those who have already raised more than $150 online will be measured on how much their funds increase through Sept. 25. Winners of the Applebee’s gift cards will be announced on Komen Central Valley’s Facebook page.
Friends, family and fans of Applebee’s are encouraged to donate to the Central Valley Race for the Cure. For more information on Susan G. Komen for the Cure, or to register for the race, log onto www.komencentralvalley.org. For more information on Applebee’s, log onto www.Applebees.com.
About Susan G. Komen For the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure® and Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.
Serving Fresno County Since 1999
Breast cancer survivor, Carolyn Montez Jorgensen read about the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® in a running magazine. Dedicated to saving lives and ending breast cancer, Carolyn and passionate volunteers hosted the first Komen Central Valley Race for the Cure in 1999. Shortly thereafter, the Affiliate was incorporated. Since its inception in 1999, over $2.6 million has been invested in community-based programs for education, screening and treatment. Over $700,000 has supported the Susan G. Komen for the Cure National Grant Program for breast cancer research. Komen Central Valley is the only nonprofit in Fresno County funding grants that provide no-cost/low-cost mammograms, financial assistance to breast cancer survivors, diagnostic follow-up testing and culturally diverse breast cancer education programs.
Founded nearly three decades ago on the principles of exceptional value and family fun, Applebee's Services, Inc., operates what is today the largest casual-dining chain in the world. This prominent eatery draws people of all ages and lifestyles with its fun, family-friendly atmosphere and signature bar and grill menu. Currently, there are over 1,990 Applebee's restaurants operating system-wide in 49 states, 15 international countries and one U.S. territory. For more information, visit www.applebees.com.