Domino's Pizza raised an all-time high amount of donations for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during the 2014 St. Jude Thanks and Givingcampaign, bringing the total amount raised in 2014 to $5.2 million. After this year's campaign, Domino’s completed a three-year, $10 million commitment made to the hospital in 2012 – one year early.
"Domino's stores all across the country rallied together to raise an impressive $5.2 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," says Patrick Doyle, Domino's Pizza president and chief executive officer. "I am grateful for our customers, team members and franchise owners for their strong efforts and contributions to the campaign."
The additional funds raised in 2014 will apply to Domino's new commitment to raise $35 million in eight years, beginning in 2015. The new gift will be used to develop the Domino's Event Center at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a flexible event space on the hospital campus that can be used for fundraising events, patient and family activities, and entertainment.
This year, Domino's matched all customer contributions dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $250,000 – making each dollar raised from customers even more impactful. Domino's has now raised more than $25 million for St. Jude in 11 years, since the partnership was announced in 2004.
The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, created in 2004 by Marlo Thomas and her siblings Terre and Tony, children of St. Jude founder Danny Thomas, asks people to "give thanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not" in order to help St. Jude continue its mission of finding cures and saving children. St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats, and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
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