As we begin preparations for our annual Carino's Foundation Charity Golf Classic, I'm reminded of the amazing impact we've been able to make in the lives of so many people in and around our communities. These efforts would not be possible without the continued support of our partners and guests. Here are just a few of the amazing programs we've been able to support over the past year.
- This past October we revived our Big Crush campaign - one of our more popular promotions with our guests. We harnessed the popularity of this campaign to raise funds for breast cancer awareness, donating over $120,000 to the National Breast Foundation and Young Survival Coalition. This coming October we will build the momentum we created and take this campaign to new heights.
- This month we being a partnership with Rapha House in Joplin, Missouri. This is a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing young people from the human trafficking industry. They provide victims a safe place to resideand learn useful life skills, helping them overcome trauma and resume a normal, happy life.
- This year marks the fifth year of support for CureDuchenne, and organization focused on finding a cure to Duchenne's disease. This deadly form of muscular dystrophy inflicts hundreds of thousands of young boys. After losing their title sponsor this year, the Carino's Foundation stepped up to shoulder that responsibility, ensuring that their largest fundraiser of the year could proceed. I'm proud to say that this was their most successful event of the year.
This is but a small selection of the great things we are able to accomplish, thanks to the continue support of so many people including YOU, our guests. Each time you choose to dine with us, you are able to make a small donation through your bill to the Carino's Foundation with proceeds going to support organizations like the ones you see above. Be sure to ask your server how you can support the Carino's Foundation through Round It Up America.
Thank you again for your continued support.