"I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to everyone--our customers, team members and franchisees--who contributed during the campaign," says David A. Brandon, chairman and CEO of Domino's Pizza. "Together we were able to raise public awareness and much needed dollars to support the lifesaving work at St. Jude."
During the 2007 Thanks and Giving (Nov. 19-Dec. 31) campaign, Domino's stores nationwide participated by asking for a dollar or two to be added to customer's orders to help the kids of St. Jude. With the combined support of its customers and corporate and franchise stores, Domino's raised $1,350,727 for St. Jude. Below are some of the essential aspects of treatment for patients and their families that can be funded by the generous contributions made by consumers during Thanks and Giving:
* Intravenous chemotherapy treatment ($712 per day)
* Housing for a St. Jude family ($154 per night)
* Physical therapy ($332 per hour)
* Chest x-ray ($125 each)
* Oxygen therapy ($402 per day)
"In just over three years, Domino's has raised more than $3.8 million to support the efforts of St. Jude," Brandon says. "With the overwhelming success of our partnership with St. Jude and the impact we are making on this organization, we are delighted to have made the heartfelt decision to keep St. Jude on as our national charitable partner for the long-term."
St. Jude's Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Every research breakthrough at St. Jude is immediately and freely shared with the scientific community worldwide, impacting the lives of children in communities across America and around the globe.