In Dallas on Wednesday, Jersey Mike’s Founder and CEO Peter Cancro, along with several franchise owners, presented Susan G. Komen for the Cure with a check for $1.1 million on behalf of the franchise system and its loyal and generous customers.
This was the culmination of the company’s six-month Mike’s Way to a Cure awareness and fundraising campaign for the charity.
Susan G. Komen will distribute 75% of the funds raised in each market back to the local area where the dollars were raised and 25% of the funds will be earmarked for research.
In an open letter of thanks, Cancro writes, “After meeting Nancy Brinker, Susan’s sister and founder of the organization, at the Honoring the Promise Gala held at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, I was greatly moved by the stories of those affected by breast cancer. I knew then that this was a cause we needed to be involved with.
“Travelling throughout the country and at our national conference in June, I heard stories from our customers and from our committed franchise owners about how breast cancer has touched so many lives. Everywhere we went the commitment to the cause was overwhelming.
“From all of us at Jersey Mike’s, thank you for joining us in this effort that truly touches everyone – families, friends, and co-workers. Nancy Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever and I am proud to say that we are helping to do just that.”
Jersey Mike’s, a sub sandwich franchise with more than 500 stores open and under development nationwide, has a long history of community involvement and support. Started at the Jersey Shore in 1956, Jersey Mike’s serves authentic East Coast-style subs on fresh baked bread – the same recipe it started with over 50 years ago.