Madison, WI – May, 2015 – Papa Murphy’s of Dane County has announced that it will hold a fundraiser to benefit No Stomach For Cancer and its quest to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. During the month of May, participating Papa Murphy’s locations in the Madison area will donate 10% of Wednesday sales to No Stomach For Cancer for every pizza purchased. This is the first year Papa Murphy’s has held the fundraiser and hopes to collect nearly $10,000 to benefit No Stomach For Cancer.
“Even if it’s only one person that benefits from this we’ll consider it a success,” said Mark Venditto, owner of the Papa Murphy’s in Fitchburg, Middleton, Madison, Waunakee, Oregon, and Verona stores. “I believe it’s our duty as a business in this community to help those in need of a helping hand. No Stomach For Cancer is the leader in raising gastric cancer
awareness and research; my employees and I are looking forward to this.”
“I cannot tell you how much our organization appreciates the generosity of Mr. Venditto,” said Jon Florin, Executive Director of No Stomach For Cancer based in Madison, WI. “His willingness to help us raise awareness and funds will go a long way to supporting the gastric cancer community and advancing research.”
Stomach cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Typically diagnosed at late stage, the 5 year survival rate for stage IV stomach cancer patients is only 4%, overall rate is about 26%. Almost one million new cases of stomach cancer were estimated to have occurred in 2012, making it the fifth most common malignancy in the world, with more
than 723,000 deaths annually.
About No Stomach For Cancer
No Stomach For Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support research and unite the caring power of people worldwide affected by stomach cancer. Serving families across the globe, NSFC advances awareness and education about stomach cancer, including Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (HDGC), provides a support network for affected families, and supports research for screening, early detection, treatment, and prevention of stomach cancer. Headquartered in Wisconsin and serving families across the globe, No Stomach For Cancer is a worldwide thought leader in stomach cancer awareness and education. For more information, please visit www.nostomachforcancer.org
About Papa Murphy’s
Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: FRSH) is a franchisor and operator of the largest Take ‘N’ Bake pizza chain in the United States, selling fresh, hand-crafted pizzas ready for customers to bake at home. The company was founded in 1981 and currently operates over 1,400 franchised and corporate-owned fresh pizza stores in 38 States, Canada and United
Arab Emirates. Papa Murphy’s core purpose is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of grab ‘n’ go items, including salads, sides and desserts. For more information, visit www.papamurphys.com. Find Papa
Murphy’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/papamurphyspizza.