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‘Ollie’s Pizza’ by Gabriel Pizza helps support Candlelighters cancer charity

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Ottawa – Gabriel Pizza has added Ollie’s Pizza to its menu with a portion of the proceeds going to the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Support Programs.

Ollie is a sweet seven-year-old Ottawa boy who developed a bump on his neck and late in 2019 was diagnosed with Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma, Gabriel Pizza said in a news release. Ollie and his family are currently in Toronto receiving care at Sick Kids Hospital.

“Gabriel Pizza recently learned of Ollie’s love for our green olive pizza through Dawn Pickering, Ollie’s mother, who has a regular blog, Ollie’s Bump In the Road,” Gabriel Pizza said in the release. “She shares how Ollie has been going through a rough stretch and is depressed. All he wants to do is come home and have his favourite pizza. The next day, Ollie and his family had hot Gabes pizza delivered to Toronto to put a smile on his face.”

With the family’s blessing and in honour of Ollie, they created Ollie’s Pizza – featuring cheese and green olives. Beginning May 1, a portion of each sale will be donated Candlelighters, a local charity that enriches the lives of children and their families who are coping with childhood cancer.


“Candlelighters is so excited to enter into this community partnership with Gabriel Pizza and are thrilled about this project,” said Candlelighters executive director Jocelyn Lamont. “Ollie’s Pizza is going to impact families of children with cancer right across the region. Thank you to Gabriel Pizza for this tremendous support!”

“Ollie and the entire family have become honourary members of our Gabes family,” said President George Hanna. “We send all our heartfelt best wishes and cheer on Ollie’s recovery.”

You can send your love to Ollie and his family and follow their journey through the blog, #AllForOllie

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