Thursday, October 7, 2010

Philly Pretzel Factory's Twisting for a Cure Featured in Mooresville Tribune

The Philly Pretzel Factory was recently featured in the Mooresville Tribune in an article entitled, “Sales of special pretzels will help fight breast cancer.” October is not only national pretzel month, but it is also breast cancer awareness month, so all of the Philly Pretzel Factory locations throughout the franchising system have teamed up with the Susan G. Komen Foundation to raise money for a great cause. Throughout the month of October, the Philly Pretzel Factory locations will be twisting ribbon shaped pretzels and selling them for $1.00 and 50% of the proceeds will be going toward breast cancer research. A portion of the article is included below and the article can be read in its entirety by clicking here.

Sales of special pretzels will help fight breast cancer
By Megan Sprague

Customers at the Philly Pretzel Factory in Mooresville can help battle breast cancer when they buy specially-shaped pretzels this month.

The Pretzel Factory, located at 591 River Highway, has teamed with the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the second year in a row to bake ribbon-shaped pretzels for $1 each.

Fifty cents from each purchase will be going to the foundation, and everyone who purchases the ribbon-shaped pretzel will have their name put on a certificate to be displayed in the store.

“We got a great response last year, and it’s very heart-warming to see everyone take part in this,” said owner Gary Heck. “When we opened about two and half years ago, we did our own fundraising for breast cancer, but now the corporation has gotten in on it, and I’m glad to see it’s spreading.”

“I’m glad there are communities out there who care enough to make sure women in their area are receiving awareness, detection and treatment,” said Elaine Grobman, executive director of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Philadelphia affiliate.

“Especially in this economy, there are women who need our help and you can touch so many lives simply by purchasing a pretzel. Every $100 buys a mammogram, so please step up and help moms, sisters and daughters in your community.”

The store and its employees will also be decked out with pink ribbons, posters and balloons. Over all, $11,000 was raised franchise-wide last year and this year, the goal is $20,000.

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