Detroit (97.1 The Ticket) – Beaumont Children’s Hospital is joining forces with Jersey Mike’s Subs locations in Rochester Hills, Shelby Township and Pittsfield for the 3rd Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign to raise funds and awareness for Children’s Miracle Network, Student Heart Check Program. The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 27 where locations will donate 100% of the day’s sales to help local kids.
During the entire month of March, customers can make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network, benefiting Beaumont’s Healthy Heart Check student heart screening program at any Michigan Jersey Mike’s restaurant by purchasing a signature paper balloon icon. Children’s Miracle Network impacts the lives of more than 100,000 children treated at Beaumont Children’s Hospital annually by providing philanthropic support for more than 33 pediatric programs including the Healthy Heart Check student heart screening program. Since 2007, Beaumont has provided nearly 9,000 student heart screenings free of charge. These screenings find heart abnormalities in high school students that go undetected in a typical school sports physical, but may place them at high risk of sudden cardiac arrest
On March 27, a special nationwide celebration, “Day of Giving,” will take place at all Jersey Mike’s locations to benefit 86 different charities nationwide. Residents are invited to visit any local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and enjoy a delicious sub meal and Jersey Mike’s restaurants will donate 100 percent of the day’s sales to Beaumont’s Healthy Heart Check program. Local personalities Stoney and Bill from 97.1 The Ticket are scheduled to be celebrity sandwich makers for lunch at the Rochester Hills location at 2670 S. Rochester Road.
“The efforts of Jersey Mike’s along with those of their customers and 97.1 The Ticket make the Month of Giving very special for the children and families of Beaumont Children’s Hospital,” said Matt Romkey, associate director for the Beaumont Foundation. “Donations collected by Jersey Mike’s will help to fund Beaumont’s Healthy Heart Check program, a vital community service that has helped to save the lives of numerous high school students in our community. We are grateful for the generous support of local donors and corporations like Jersey Mike’s.”
Last year’s Month of Giving campaign raised nearly $858,000 for 74 different charities nationwide. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $5 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 500,000 free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.
“I would like to extend a personal invitation to come in and enjoy a Jersey Mike’s sub during our Month of Giving in support of one of your local charities,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old. “The opportunities to give are all around us so we hope this March, you will join us to make a difference in someone’s life.”
Local Jersey Mike’s restaurant locations are located at: 2670 S. Rochester Road, Rochester Hills, 12161 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township and 3650 Carpenter Road, Pittsfield.
For more information about Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving please visit: jerseymikes.com.
97.1 The Ticket has partnered with Beaumont Hospitals for their Student Heart Check program. The campaign aims to raise money to get high school students screened for conditions that could lead to sudden heart death. Get more info at CBSDetroit.com/screen.