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Pizza Pizza commits to raising $2 million towards new state-of-the-art SickKids building on University Avenue Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

TORONTO, Ont., November 15 – Pizza Pizza is working with SickKids Foundation to support their SickKids VS Limits campaign – the largest fundraising campaign in the history of Canadian health care. Canada’s leading pizza chain has committed to raising $2 million as part of the Foundation’s campaign to fundraise a total of $1.3 billion, a large chunk of which would be used to completely rebuild the clinical space in the existing SickKids building.

“Over the course of our 50-year history, our customers and employees across the country have turned to SickKids and other children’s hospitals for life-saving and critical health care services,” says Pat Finelli, Chief Marketing Officer at Pizza Pizza. “Childhood diseases, illnesses and trauma affect every person around us. We want to stand alongside this fantastic foundation and the children who continue to fight every single day. We owe it to them to give them the best chance at fighting any battle they’re facing.”

The funds raised by SickKids Foundation are divided in three components: $600 million towards a new patient care centre, $600 million towards paediatric health research, and $100 million towards establishing partnerships for patient care. Pizza Pizza has already raised over $700,000 to support the SickKids VS Limits campaign.

Pizza Pizza is a longstanding supporter of SickKids Foundation, especially through its semi-annual Slices for Smiles campaign, which was founded in 2007 to help the company and its customers support children’s causes.

For more information on SickKids Foundations VS Limits campaign please visit: http://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/

About Pizza Pizza Limited
For 50 years, Pizza Pizza Limited has been guided by a vision to provide the “best food, made especially for you” with a focus on quality ingredients, customer service, continuous innovation and community involvement. With more than 750 locations across Canada, the company is Canada’s pizza pioneer and a quick-service restaurant leader, operating two banners – Pizza Pizza and Pizza 73 – that deliver quality food choices, diverse menus and exciting promotions for all tastes, lifestyles and budgets. Visit www.pizzapizza.ca and www.pizza73.com for more information.

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