BOSTON – From June 28 through July 18 customers at participating Taco Bell® and KFC® locations throughout New England and New York will be invited to contribute $1, $3, or $5 to the Jimmy Fund’s “Strike Out Cancer” pin-up campaign. In return for their contributions, customers will receive a baseball pin-up to write their name or the name of a friend or loved one. The pin-ups will be displayed in restaurants and stores, showing customers how easy it is to make a difference in the fight against cancer. At participating Taco Bell and KFC restaurants, customers who contribute $3 or more will receive a coupon sheet featuring deals from Taco Bell, KFC, Water Country, Museum of Science, Franklin Sports, Valvoline Instant Oil Change℠, Mama Rosie’s, and Sully’s Brand.
Taco Bell has generously supported the Jimmy Fund since 2002. In 2006, KFC joined their efforts to be a part of “Strike Out Cancer,” working together to help the program raise more than $2.2 million. When customers purchase a baseball pin-up, 100 percent of the proceeds go directly to the Jimmy Fund, which supports cancer research and patient care at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“We are looking forward to raising critical funds for cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber through our longstanding ‘Strike Out Cancer’ campaign,” said Roger Lockwood, chairman of Lockwood/McKinnon Company, a Taco Bell franchisee and a trustee of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “We are grateful to our loyal customers who have generously supported this campaign for the past 15 years, to help work towards a world without cancer.”