MILWAUKEE (Sept. 6, 2017) – Cousins Subs® and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation (VLCF) invite the community to join their team in raising $50,000 to fight childhood cancer through Combos For A Cure—an annual fundraiser running throughout September at all Cousins’ restaurants.
As part of the third annual campaign and to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Cousins will donate a portion of the proceeds from every combo meal sold to VLCF for pediatric cancer research and compassionate care. Cousins’ Make It Better Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to funding local organizations that address health and wellness, hunger and youth education, will also contribute to the cause.
“We ask that the community join us in recognizing childhood cancer awareness month by stopping into their local Cousins Subs and supporting the cause. Together, we can create more cancer-free tomorrows,” said Justin McCoy, vice president of marketing at Cousins Subs.
“Partnerships and continued support from organizations like Cousins are crucial in continuing the fight to end cancer,” said Paul Soltwedel, president of the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation. “We’re beyond grateful that their team is passionate and strategic about making an impact for so many children and their families.”
Cousins chose VLCF as the beneficiary of the Combos For A Cure fundraiser because donations to the organization directly support locally led, patient-centered advancements in cancer research and compassionate care throughout Wisconsin.
“With approximately ¼ of children diagnosed with cancer losing their battle each year, we cannot think of a better reason to team up with Wisconsin’s leader in funding the fight against cancer, the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, than to give more children the chance at a better tomorrow,” said McCoy.
The Wisconsin-based organizations first teamed up to tackle cancer in September 2015 with the launch of Combos For A Cure. Through the tremendous support of the local community, Cousins has met its $50,000 goal the last two consecutive years leading to a total contribution of $100,000 for local research, compassionate care and advanced technology for better outcomes in cancer.
For more information about Combos For A Cure or to find a Cousins Subs location nearest you visit www.cousinssubs.com/foracure.
ABOUT COUSINS SUBS
Wisconsin-based Cousins Subs®, a family-owned, fast casual sub shop established in 1972 by Bill Specht and his cousin, is driven by the mission to Believe in Better – both in the quality of food it serves and in the communities it supports. Cousins Subs and its franchisees operate more than 100 sub sandwich shops throughout Wisconsin and Arizona, providing guests with quality deli fresh and made to order grilled subs using only the freshest ingredients on its signature bread baked daily. For more information, visit www.cousinssubs.com. You can also find Cousins Subs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
ABOUT MAKE IT BETTER FOUNDATION
Established in 2013 as an extension of Cousins Subs® mission to Believe in Better, the Make It Better Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that aims to improve the general welfare and quality of life in the communities Cousins Subs serves. The Foundation is dedicated to funding three areas of interest that are vital to any community: health and wellness, hunger and youth education. For more information on the Make It Better Foundation, visit www.cousinssubs.com/foundation.
ABOUT VINCE LOMBARDI CANCER FOUNDATION
The Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation was established in 1971, in memory of five-time National Football League championship Green Bay Packers Coach, Vince Lombardi. His spirit, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence touched countless lives, and on September 3, 1970, he lost a battle to colon cancer, dying at only 57. In his honor, the Foundation is committed to raising funds for advancements in cancer research and compassionate care. For more information on the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation, visit our new website: www.lombardifoundation.org.