Philly Pretzel Factory helps in the fight against breast cancer
Oct 18, 2011
October is a month to remember for the Philly Pretzel Factory, not only is a National Pretzel Month but it is also Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Ron Heil and Gary Nolan have started the Twisting for a Cure campaign, according to the West Chester Patch.
The pretzel factory will sell pretzels in the shape of ribbons to raise money and spread awareness of the disease. They will donate 50 percent of their proceeds to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. This isn't the first year that the Philly Pretzel Factory has contributed either, as they donated $20,000 last year.
"Breast cancer is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers today and we feel a profound sense of responsibility to support causes that are so close to our franchise's and staff's hearts," Dan DiZio, CEO and founder of the company told the news source.
According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women behind only lung cancer. However, the death rate has been declining since 1990 due to advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer health news. There are currently 2.5 million survivors in the U.S.