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Slices for Smiles makes kids smile with $200,000


January 12, 2010
By Canadian Pizza

January 12, 2010, Toronto – This week Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 presented a cheque to SickKids in Toronto after raising $200,000 for Children’s Miracle Network through their Slices for Smiles campaign in 2009.

"While Canadians enjoy a universal health care system, not everything is fully funded," said John Hartman, chief international officer for Children's Miracle Network. "Thanks to the support from partners like Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73, our organization is able to provide children's hospitals with additional funding to ensure that these provincial hospitals continue to thrive across Canada."

Throughout the year, pizza lovers across Canada had the opportunity to contribute to the Slices for Smiles program. Funds were collected through donation boxes and at local customer appreciation events. In April and October, Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 held fundraisers where a portion of the proceeds from select discounted menu items were donated to Children's Miracle Network.

"Slices for Smiles is our team's favourite way to help raise funds and awareness for children's hospitals," said Pat Finelli, chief marketing officer for Pizza Pizza. "We thank everyone that contributed to the success of this year's fundraisers. Our customers, team and the kids we had the pleasure of working with made this year's effort truly special."

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