Pizzeria Caldera is joining forces with pizzerias around the country this Friday, October 11, to help raise critical funding for the fight against breast cancer. October is both National Pizza Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Friday, October 11, has been designated as “National Pizza Party Day” by Slice of Hope, a pizza industry charitable initiative created by Pizza Today Magazine, to raise funds to help fight breast cancer.
Pizzeria Caldera will donate 10% of the day’s sales on Friday, October 11, to two breast cancer-related organizations. Half will help fund research through the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national non-profit organization based in Seattle, and the recipient of Slice of Hope proceeds, and half will go to the St. John’s Women’s Health Care Fund, directly helping women in the Jackson Hole community.
Slice of Hope has banded together pizzerias from across the nation in an effort to fight this invasive disease, which will impact hundreds of thousands of women and men this year. In fact, more than 190,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed this year. And, sadly, approximately 40,000 women will die from the disease this year. That’s approximately 110 breast cancer deaths daily, and Pizzeria Caldera owner Chris Hansen says that’s too many.
“Whether you’ve had the disease yourself, or a family member or friend has had it, it’s safe to say you’ve been impacted by breast cancer,” says Hansen. “Pizzeria Caldera is proud to combine our efforts with other pizzerias around the country to help end this disease. That’s why we’ve joined Slice of Hope and will donate 10 percent of our sales on Friday, Oct. 11. So please come down to Caldera for lunch or dinner, or both, to show your support for this cause.”
“Because we feel strongly about supporting our community first,” continued Hansen, “Caldera will donate half of the proceeds to the St. John’s Hospital Foundation’s Women’s Health Care Fund.” According to the Foundation, The St. John’s Women’s Health Care Fund is a restricted fund of the Foundation that is reserved specifically to help local women in need with preventative health care specific to breast cancer.
Slice of Hope is spearheaded by Pizza Today magazine editor Jeremy White. White, Pizza Today publisher Pete Lachapelle and a small team of cyclists will bike throughout New England Oct. 9-12 to raise awareness for Slice of Hope’s fight against breast cancer. The cycling route will include stops in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. On Oct. 11, pizzerias across the nation — including Pizzeria Caldera — will donate funds to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, which has committed to giving 100 percent of the Slice of Hope proceeds to a handful of the nation’s leading breast cancer research labs.
The St. John’s Women’s Health Care Fund is available for women who have neglected their personal wellbeing in order to balance the family budget. Taking care of your health is your best investment. Early detection of health disorders broadens treatment options and ultimately lowers costs.
Pizzeria Caldera is Jackson Hole’s only dedicated stone-hearth oven pizzeria, serving Napoletana-style pizzas with traditional and creative toppings daily from 11am to 9:30 pm. Pizzeria Caldera is located upstairs at 20 West Broadway. For more information, call 307-201-1472 or visit pizzeriacaldera.com.