Emmy-award winning actress and philanthropist, Sofia Vergara has joined forces with Buca di Beppo, the family-style Italian restaurant chain for “Meatballs 4 Ninos,” a campaign that aims to raise money and awareness for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
St. Jude’s mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment.
Sharing a common mission, Vergara and Buca are dedicated to making an impact, boosting awareness and raising funds to support the ‘St. Jude Give Thanks. Give Hope.’ campaign.
Drawing upon its commitment to the family experience, Buca di Beppo will donate $1 to St. Jude for every meatball appetizer, entrée, and side dish served in the restaurant and donations will also apply when ordering Buca-to-Go.
As a spokesperson for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Vergara is passionate about children’s health and the family’s well-being. forefront a classic, beloved dish that encourages sharing and creating new memories.
“We’re honored that Sofia is partnering with Buca to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital,” said Robert Earl, founder of Planet Hollywood International, the parent company of Buca, Inc.
“St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does everything possible to save the lives of children fighting cancer, and they freely share their research breakthroughs with other doctors around the world, which helps save kids in communities everywhere,” Earl continued. “While our customers are enjoying some of our world-famous meatballs, they will also be giving hope to the patients at St. Jude and children with cancer in communities across America.”
“It means so much to me that one of my favorite restaurants is supporting a cause so dear to me,” Vergara said. “And thanks to programs like ‘Meatballs 4 Ninos,’ families never receive a bill from St. Jude for anything – not for treatment, travel housing or food so all families have to worry about is helping their child live. I hope everyone will visit Buca di Beppo to experience their legendary meatballs and support St. Jude.”
More information can be found at http://www.bucadibeppo.com.