Navigation Links
Olive Garden's Pasta for Pennies Makes Cents for Cancer Research
Date:1/26/2009

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Students across the country will soon kick off Olive Garden's 15th-annual Pasta for Pennies fundraising program benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) School & Youth campaign.

(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050217/FLTH022LOGO )

A collective effort by millions of students, parents, teachers and school administrators, Pasta for Pennies has raised more than $42 million since its inception, funding research and services for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients and their families. In 2008 alone, the grassroots campaign raised a record $5.8 million in student contributions.

Students participate in Pasta for Pennies during a three-week period in the school year by donating their spare change, filling collection jars in their classrooms. Local Olive Garden restaurant teams reward the top fundraising class in each school with a pasta party.

"Each penny, nickel, dime and quarter collected through Pasta for Pennies advances our quest to find cures for blood cancers and make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who suffer from them," said LLS President and CEO John Walter. "Our partnership with Olive Garden has taken us far over the last 15 years and we look forward to the impact we can make together again this year."

Olive Garden also hosts kick-off lunches in its local restaurants for representatives of schools participating in the Pasta for Pennies program and provides marketing support and materials for 43 participating LLS chapters nationally.

"Year after year, I am inspired by the students who make Pasta for Pennies a success," said Dave Pickens, president of Olive Garden. "They are making a choice to have a positive impact on the lives of others and are becoming role models in the process."

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Since its founding in 1949, LLS has invested more than $600 million for research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Last year alone, LLS made 6.3 million contacts with patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals through services provided at its home office and by its 68 chapters in the United States and Canada. For more information about LLS, visit www.LLS.org.

Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with 670 restaurants, more than 80,000 employees and $3.1 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE: DRI), the world's largest full-service owned and operated restaurant company. For more information, visit Olive Garden's Web site at www.olivegarden.com.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Darden Restaurants Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Colgate-Palmolive Partners With the National Breast Cancer Foundation to Provide Education and Free Mammograms
2. "High School Musicals" Corbin Bleu Joins Colgate-Palmolive, United Way and Miami-Dade Elementary School Students for Dental Health Challenge
3. StructuRad Launches MacroLive(TM) with INFINITT and RamSoft at RSNA 2007
4. CareToLive Reports: The FDA Fiddles While 30,000 Men Burn
5. GAB Robins Names Gail Oliver as Vice President, Loss Adjusting Sales
6. Consuming extra virgin olive oil helps to combat degenerative diseases such as cancer
7. ORBIS International Announces the Death of the Honorable Oliver Foot, President and Board Member
8. Dr. Oliver Sacks, NYT Bestselling Author, to Inspire and Marc Black, Award-winning Musician, to Perform at National Aphasia Association Benefit on April 1, NYC
9. Hairsprays Nikki Blonsky Joins Colgate-Palmolive and San Francisco Elementary School Students for Bright Smiles Comedy Showcase
10. American Diabetes Association Announces Multi-Year Collaboration With Colgate-Palmolive
11. Colgate-Palmolive Announces Collaboration With American Diabetes Association to Educate Americans About the Association Between Oral Health and Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... With over 16,000 active patients, ... replacement therapy and integrative medicine, has become a frontrunner for people seeking help ... menopause, andropause, thyroid disorder and adrenal insufficiencies. , Founded in 2003 by ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... August 18, 2017 , ... 800response, the leading provider ... announced today the launch of a redesigned corporate website, 800response.com . ... responsive design, and an enhanced search directory for businesses and advertising agencies to ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... Our Imaginations: The Infinite God”: shows the importance of God in living a happy ... author, Mark Lawrence, born in Michigan, the author has lived in various communities and ... of God is that I have to be more mindful of feminine qualities to ...
(Date:8/18/2017)... ... ... “Prompted By Love”: a love story thrown into doubt by untimely news. “Prompted ... Nettles has devoted her life to ministry since the age of 12 when she ... however, not fulfilled until 2014 when "The Color of Roses" was published. After ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... August 17, 2017 , ... Shared ... and considered extremely effective, very effective, or effective by 85% of respondents, according ... NEJM Catalyst Insights Reports are based on surveys of the NEJM Catalyst Insights ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/17/2017)... LOS ANGELES , Aug. 17, 2017 ... by CBMJ – Canna Broadcast Media, today reveals its leading ... that Isodiol International Inc., a global cannabis innovator specializing in ... platinum sponsor of the conference. MassRoots, Rambridge™ and The Green ... Signal Bay Inc. and Namaste Vapes™ as silver sponsors. ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... Inc., the creator of the drug Truveta for the treatment ... IPO. The United States spends approximately ... prescription epilepsy drug being $450.00-$1200.00 for a one month supply. ... AXIUM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC ... is the fact that Americans spent $42 billion on anxiety medications last ...
(Date:8/10/2017)... 10, 2017  Physical Rehabilitation Network (PRN), acquired the long-standing ... Lakewood, Colorado . The reputable clinic will continue to ... DPT with his staff of four clinicians. Lipkin received his ... brings over 10 years of experience with a strong background ... PT marks the 10th PRN clinic in and around the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: