Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The Philly Pretzel Factory was recently featured in the Gloucester County Times in an article entitled “Philly Pretzel Factory joins fight against breast cancer.” In an effort during both National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Pretzel Month, Philly Pretzel Factory has partnered with the Susan G. Komen Foundation in efforts to help raise money for breast cancer research. In Gloucester County, this effort is being led by local franchisee, Jay Inglehearn, who is delighted by the partnership for the month of October. Jay lets residents of the area know, that at his specific location in Williamstown, they will be donating 100% of the proceeds from the ribbon shaped pretzels to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, in addition to giving guests a pink ribbon to place on their wall of fame. This partnership last year raised over $11,000 for The Foundation and has goals exceeding $20,000 this year. This is an opportunity for Williamstown residents to become part of a national campaign by contributing to a great cause. You can read the full article here.
Philly Pretzel Factory joins fight against breast cancer
By Kelly Roncace
The recent rise in unemployment has left many people out of work without health insurance.
While not being insured can be devastating to anyone, women battling breast cancer can suffer severe setbacks if they are unable to receive the medical attention they need.
In an effort to help breast cancer patients in the community, the Philly Pretzel Factory corporation reached out to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Philadelphia chapter last year.
“The company touches so many families in the community, some who may not even know about the Susan G. Komen foundation,” said Elaine Grobman, executive director of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure’s Philadelphia affiliate. “They were worried about women in the community and wanted to help those who are battling cancer.”
Jay Inglehearn, manager of the Philly Pretzel Factory in Williamstown said the Pretzel Factory will be selling breast cancer ribbon-shaped pretzels for $1 during the month of October.
“The Philly Pretzel Factory of Williamstown is donating 100 percent of all pretzel ribbon proceeds to the foundation,” Inglehearn said.
Each ribbon pretzel purchased also comes with a pink paper ribbon that will bear the name or a message from the contributor, and hang in the store, he said.
“This is the second year we’ve partnered with the Pretzel Factory,” Grobman said. “Last year they raised $20,000 and they are hoping to raise even more this year.”