Navigation Links
Easter Seals & Friendly's Announce New focus for 28-Year Fundraising Campaign

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating 'Cones for Kids' 28th year, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation has launched its annual Valentine's Day fundraiser to benefit local Easter Seals Camp programs. The 2009 campaign goal to raise more than $1 million will benefit approximately 28 Easter Seals Camp Friendly's Program locations.

Since 1981, 'Cones for Kids' has been a winter tradition up-and-down the East Coast. Each year, employees across the restaurant chain help change the lives of thousands of children with disabilities through their efforts -- raising $25.2 million to date; more than $619,000 in 2008 alone.

Friendly's provides restaurant guests with 5 Valentine's Day cards, redeemable for free Friendly's Kid Cones plus a $5 off a $25 purchase coupon for parents. The campaign runs through February 13, 2009.

Even on the Coldest Days, an Ice Cream Cone Can Warm the Heart

"Kids and families know that it's never too cold outside to go for an ice cream cone. Servers make sure that every guest has a chance to give," says Kevin McNamara, Vice President, Operations Support Services, Friendly Ice Cream Corporation. "'Cone's for Kids' is good for business and we know that our contributions to Easter Seals make it possible for children with disabilities to have a great summer camp experience."

Funds raised will support Easter Seals Camp Friendly's programs essential to building a sense of independence and accomplishment. Camp provides an opportunity for kids with disabilities to be included in regular camp activities like, boating and canoeing, swimming, archery, ropes courses, horseback riding, hiking, basketball and fishing.

"Friendly's employees are dedicated to making this campaign a continued success, doing everything they can to engage restaurant guests and local communities in our cause," said James E. Williams, Jr., president and chief executive officer, Easter Seals. "It's fitting that each year around Valentine's Day, 'Cones for Kids' helps so many children and adults with disabilities. The program truly represents the heart of Friendly's, and it is the cornerstone of our two organizations' 28-year-strong partnership."

About Friendly Ice Cream Corporation

Friendly Ice Cream Corporation is a vertically integrated restaurant company serving signature sandwiches, entrees and ice cream desserts in a friendly, family environment in more than 500 company and franchised restaurants throughout the Northeast. The company also manufactures ice cream, which is distributed through more than 4,000 supermarkets and other retail locations. With a 73-year operating history, Friendly's enjoys strong brand recognition and is currently revitalizing its restaurants and introducing new products to grow its customer base. To find a Friendly's near you, visit

About Easter Seals

Easter Seals is the leading non-profit provider of services for individuals with autism, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities and other special needs. For nearly 90 years, we have been offering help and hope to children and adults living with disabilities, and to the families who love them. Through therapy, training, education and support services, Easter Seals creates life-changing solutions so that people with disabilities can live, learn, work and play. Support children and adults with disabilities at

SOURCE Easter Seals
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. EAU 2nd Eastern Mediterranean Meeting expected to highlight cystectomy
2. Eastern Life & Health Introduces New Vision Product
3. New Easter Seals-MassMutual Study: Autism Strains Family Finances, Threatens Long-Term Care and Security
4. Easter Seals Study Sheds New Light on Parents Life-Long Fears, Anxieties and Critical Supports Needed to Raise a Child With Autism
5. Pharmaceutical Water Markets, the Economic Crunch Creates New Opportunities in Southern and Eastern Europe
6. Eastern Wisconsin Residents Demonstrate Their Commitment to Being Good Neighbors
7. Easter Seals Awarded $100,000 McCormick Foundation Grant to Help Employ Wounded Veterans
8. Independence Blue Cross Celebrates 70 Years Of Service In Southeastern Pennsylvania
9. Misonix Schedules First Quarter Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results Conference Call; November 13, 2008 at 4:30 P.M. Eastern
10. Agriculture, Health Officials Address Food Safety Concerns During Northeastern PA Tour
11. Easter Seals Elects Kent Schien, Chief Executive Officer of St. Louis-based Innoventor, to the Organizations International Board of Directors
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... There is only one major question facing ... last year? , This question has not been an easy question to answer. Especially ... age and the younger workforce don’t share the same discipline around working long hours. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... study carried out by the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia ... of hospitalizations for head injuries. The article explains that part of the reason for ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... The ... in America. As people age, more care is needed, especially with Alzheimer’s, dementia ... medical professionals are being overworked. The forgotten part of this equation: 80 percent ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, ... to dispense prescription medications at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. ... dispense prescription medications. In doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s ... , The company is offering customers 10% off of their purchase of lice treatment ... treatment at full price. According to a company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/29/2015)... Nov. 29, 2015  The GE Health Cloud 1 ... Society of North America (RSNA) meeting ... healthcare industry, the new cloud ecosystem and its applications will ... care pathways and multidisciplinary teams – both inside and outside ... and CEO of GE. "As the digital industrial leader, we ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 27, 2015 Une nouvelle ... au Bremachlorin contre le cancer avancé.    ... combiner l,immunothérapie au traitement photodynamique au Bremachlorin contre ... Une nouvelle approche consistant à combiner l,immunothérapie ... avancé.    Clinical Cancer Research ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... 2015  Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI ... acquisition of Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals Inc. (KU), the ... company UCB S.A. (Euronext: UCB). ... KU from UCB for total consideration of approximately ... customary working capital adjustment, a deduction of certain ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: