October 11th 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 Eat at Jumbo’s owner Grover Taylor says 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,” Taylor says. “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. Eat at Jumbo’s wants to do something to help end this disease. That’s why we’ve joined Slice of Hope and will be donating 20% percent of our sales on Friday, Oct. 11th. So please place a delivery or better yet come down to Eat at Jumbo’s 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 throughout New England Oct. 9-12 to raise awareness for Slice of Hope’s fight against breast cancer. The cycling route will include stops in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. On Oct. 11, pizzerias across the nation — including (EatatJumbos) — 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.
Eat at Jumbo’s is located at 688 Broadway Somerville MA. For more information, visit www.eatatjumbos.com.