Contact: Joan Hermes
All four Angelo's Pizzeria restaurants combined their well-known pizza products with a PINK purpose this past October, raising $17,957 for the CGH Health Foundation Women's Health Program. $1 was donated for each pizza purchased during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The amazing contribution was presented recently by staff members, from left, Tara Walker, Celia Meyer, Michelle Hodge and Danielle Dempsey. Accepting the gift is Joan Hermes, center, CGH Health Foundation executive director. Many thanks to Angelo's and the Wright Family for hosting the second annual benefit in behalf of the women of the Sauk Valley!!
STERLING, IL (December 11, 2018) – With the help of pizza-loving folks throughout the Sauk Valley, Angelo’s Pizzeria has contributed $17,957 to the CGH Health Foundation Women’s Health Program.
All four locations in Sterling, Rock Falls and Dixon took part in the pink promotion to raise funds for breast cancer awareness during the month of October. The employees wore special pink t-shirts that were also sold to patrons. Last year their efforts yielded $16,230 from their promise to donate $1 for every pizza sold.
“Angelo’s donates to many causes, but this cause is near and dear to our hearts,” said Michelle Hodge, operations manager of Angelo’s. “So many people shared their stories with us at the restaurants about loved ones that have dealt with breast cancer. We want to make sure that local women in need can have access to mammograms and other tests.”
The CGH Health Foundation has been devoted to raising awareness about early detection of breast cancer for almost three decades. “We have also provided funding for breast health services for thousands of under-served women in our service area,” according to Joan Hermes, executive director of the Foundation. “We are so very grateful to Angelo’s for partnering with us. This past summer we began partnering with CGH Medical Center Diagnostic Imaging Center to help fund no-cost screening mammograms for all of our patients, regardless of a woman’s ability to pay.”
Angelo’s has been a part of the Sterling/Rock Falls communities since the mid-1950s. They are a popular spot after sporting activities, for birthdays and other special events.
Some 25,000 children and adults in the Sauk Valley were impacted last year with donations from businesses, clubs, churches and individuals. The collective generosity of donors allows CGH to reach into area communities in a profound way. For more information, call Joan at (815) 625-0400, ext. 5672 or visit cghmc.com/foundation. To schedule a no-cost screening mammogram, please call (815) 625-3610.