San Diego, CA, Jan. 14, 2016 – 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, CA, 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,” said 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. To find a location or make an online donation, click here.
For more information, please visit www.stjude.org.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
About Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.
Each day begins fresh at 124 company-owned Garden Fresh restaurants in 15 states. More than 300 million guests since 1978 have helped us be number one in fresh produce and salads, made-from-scratch soups, hot pastas, freshly baked breads and muffins, fresh fruit, desserts, and more. Guests have the freedom to create their own wholesome meal in a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a friendly atmosphere and all at an everyday value. The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and has two brand names: Souplantation in Southern California, and Sweet Tomatoes elsewhere. Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Souplantation) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/souplantation) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/souplantation/).