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Wipe out Kids Cancer presented with a $100,000 donation!

Submitted by on May 29, 2013 – 2:07 pmNo Comment

Jersey Mike’s Raises $100,000 for Wipe Out Kids Cancer

Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the DFW area made a big impact in the fight against childhood cancer recently by raising $100,000 for local nonprofit, Wipe Out Kids Cancer (WOKC), during a Month of Giving fundraising campaign.  Dalton Stewart, North Texas Area Director for Jersey Mike’s, and several franchise owners and employees presented Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer with the $100,000 donation on Monday, May 13, 2013.  Evelyn Costolo, WOKC CEO, accepted the check on behalf of the organization.  “Each day 46 children in America receive the devastating news that they have cancer.  One in every 5 will not survive this diagnosis.  Thanks to the incredible support of donors like Jersey Mike’s, we are making a difference in the fight for better treatments and the search for a cure,” said Mrs. Costolo

DFW residents across the metroplex from Dallas, Plano, Frisco, Richardson, Coppell, Flower Mound, Southlake, Denton, Wautauga, Hurst and Fort Worth showed incredible support by eating thousands of Jersey Mike’s Subs at all 20 locations during the Month of Giving.

Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease in American children, and their only hope of a cure is through more research.  The Month of Giving campaign has raised a total of $325,000 over the last four years for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer which has been used to fund research trials investigating new treatment options for four types of childhood cancers:  medulloblastoma,  neuroblastoma, osteosarcoma and Ewing’s sarcoma.

Pictured above from l to r: Evelyn Costolo and Dalton Stewart.

Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC)is a Dallas-based nonprofit organization founded in 1980 dedicated to raising awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. WOKC has raised over $4 million in the crusade against childhood cancer and spent over 30 years funding programs to not only fight childhood cancer, but to also provide hope and support to kids and families battling cancer.   For more information about WOKC, visit www.wokc.org.

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