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Third annual pizza promotion at area Angelo’s Pizzeria restaurants

Foundation news | Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Contact: Joan Hermes

STERLING, IL (October 2, 2019) - Pink and pizza go together for all of October at four area Angelo’s Pizzeria restaurants in behalf of breast cancer awareness.

For the third year, the Sterling, Rock Falls and Dixon eateries will be donating $1 for every pizza sold during the month. “We are trying our best to outdo our results from last year, which was $17,957 raised,” said Michelle Hodge, operations manager at Angelo’s.

All proceeds will be given to the CGH Health Foundation Women’s Health Program to benefit the women of the Sauk Valley.

In October 2018, all four Angelo's Pizzeria restaurants combined their well-known pizza products with a PINK purpose, 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 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.

“This is literally our favorite month of the year. We love the community support we have received,” said Hodge. “The employees tell us how they are touched with each and every story a customer tells them about their successful battle with breast cancer. Those who are currently battling breast cancer tell us they love seeing the servers in pink because it makes them feel a sense of support from the community.”

The pizza promotion has already begun on Facebook, table tents, electronic signs at each restaurant and word of mouth. Angelo’s employees will be wearing special pink t-shirts and there will be two new pink drinks available. There will be a raffle basket filled with lots of goodies and one winner will be drawn at the end of the month.

“We have all lost someone we know to this terrible disease and we hope our donation can help someone get diagnosed early to prevent another loss of a loved one,” said Hodge.

Special breast health displays will be on view at each restaurant, with an emphasis on early detection. The CGH Health Foundation has been devoted to raising awareness about early detection of breast cancer for almost three decades, according to Joan Hermes, executive director of the Foundation. “We are so grateful to Angelo’s for their unbelievable support of helping area women.”

October is traditionally a month when many women get their mammograms. A free nail kit will be given out to those scheduling a mammogram at CGH Medical Center during the month. The CGH Women’s Health Center and the Foundation partner to help fund no-cost screening mammograms for all patients, regardless of a women’s ability to pay.”

This new partnership should remove any obstacles that might exist for women to seek a mammogram in the CGH five-county service area. Call 815/625-0400, ext. 5550 to schedule a screening mammogram.

“We also provide pamper bags for our newly-diagnosed breast cancer patients, which includes a camisole for post-surgery,” said Hermes. “In addition, hot meals are funded for our cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and other comfort bags are given to cancer patients who need a boost.”

The Angelo’s locations are:

Angelo's Pizzeria 608 12th Ave Rock Falls IL

815-625-5163 Hours Sun - Thurs 2pm - 11 pm Fri/Sat 2pm - 1am

Angelo's II 2525 E Lincolnway Sterling IL 61081

815-625-5451 Hours Sun - Thurs 11 am - 10 pm Fri/Sat 11 am - 11 pm

Angelo's Delivery 1804 Locust St Sterling IL

815-625-5000 Hours Sun - Thurs 11 am - 11 pm Fri/Sat 11 am - 1 am

Angelo's III 800 N Galena Ave Dixon IL

815-285-0055 Hours 11 am - 10 pm

Some 32,000 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 on the CGH Health Foundation, please call (815) 625-0400, ext. 5672.