Lee Roy Selmon’s & Glory Days Grill FL to raise awareness, funds for research
TAMPA, Fla. (September 2, 2015) – September is “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.” Because of Ezra is teaming up with Lee Roy Selmon’s and Glory Days Grill in Florida to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Throughout the month of September, for every lemonade sold and takeout order of 12 wings or more, the restaurants will donate $1 to Because of Ezra in support of its mission to find a cure for neuroblastoma and other childhood cancers. In exchange, the customer will receive a free gold Because of Ezra awareness wristband.
Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and second overall killer (after car accidents). Local Tampa couple, Robyn and Kyle Matthews founded Because of Ezra in 2011 after losing their two-year old son, Ezra to stage IV neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants.
“September is an important month for us to recognize our ability to change the statistics around childhood cancer,” said Kyle Matthews, Executive Director for Because of Ezra. “This partnership is exactly the type of community initiative that can not only raise awareness, but raise funds to push research forward and save children’s lives. We are humbled and grateful to have the support of Lee Roy Selmon’s and Glory Days Grill FL.”
“Childhood cancer isn’t easy to talk about, but it deserves our attention,” says Sam Tancredi, President of MVP Holdings (the parent company for both restaurants). “We are honored to support Because of Ezra’s worthy cause and we are excited to see our customers join us in the fight against childhood cancer this month.”
For more information about Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September or to donate to the cause, please visit: becauseofezra.org/september.
About Because of Ezra
Because of Ezra is a 501c3 non-profit organization seeking to raise funds and awareness for neuroblastoma cancer research making a difference in kids’ survival today. We want to change the story for the next family by finding viable treatments and ultimately, a cure for neuroblastoma. We partner specifically with researchers, physicians, and scientists who fit our goal of making a difference in survival today. We are committed to knowing the neuroblastoma research landscape and specifically funding patient-affecting trials and research. Since 2011, Because of Ezra has been able to give over $450,000 to innovative research helping kids with cancer across the globe. For more information about Because of Ezra, please visit: www.becauseofezra.org.