Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants across the nation are joining St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in their battle to help kids beat cancer and other serious diseases with a new campaign that kicks off tomorrow.
This is the first time the restaurants, which are part of Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., and St. Jude decided to partner on a charitable giving campaign. All money raised will go directly toward the hospital to support the St. Jude mission: Finding Cures. Saving Children.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive forms of cancers. Unlike any other hospital, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food.
Actor Patrick Warburton, the voice of the Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes “Discover Fresh” campaign, introduced the partners to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital after sharing his personal commitment to St. Jude’s mission. Warburton hosts an annual The Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament in Palm Desert, California, and raised more than $1 million for St. Jude last year alone. In addition to golf, the event includes a jam with rock and roll hall-of-famers, a songwriter’s night, a Saturday soiree, and 5K.
The partnership between Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes will help ensure St. Jude is able to continue its efforts to research and treat childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
“We’re excited to team with Patrick on such a worthy cause and raise money for St. Jude,” says Garden Fresh CEO John Morberg. “With the support of our more than 6,000 Garden Fresh team members, valued suppliers, and guests, we look forward to raising a significant amount of money that will benefit deserving families.”
The restaurant’s fundraiser runs from January 15 to March 1, and will take place at all 124 Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes in 15 states.