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TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants to Host Statewide Fundraiser Benefitting JDRF

Posted on July 18th, 2017 by TEAM Schostak in Community

TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR) is helping to fight Type 1 Diabetes by hosting a statewide fundraising event benefiting JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) on Friday, August 11. The event will take place at all our Michigan Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza and Del Taco restaurants.

With a goal of raising $100,000, all 65 Applebee’s, 26 Olga’s Kitchen, eight MOD Pizza and five Del Taco restaurants owned and operated by TSFR will participate in this one-day fundraising event. All guest and TSFR donations collected throughout the day will be earmarked toward accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes and its complications.

To further benefit JDRF, we will donate $25,000 in addition to guest donations raised during the event to support the cause.

An astounding 1.25 million Americans are living with Type 1 Diabetes every day, with an another more than 400,000 people being diagnosed each year. JDRF plays a critical role in improving the quality of life for many of those people—many of which reside within the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with this inspiring organization in their mission to fight against Type 1 Diabetes, and we hope that families in our communities will join us in this endeavor.

In exchange for a $1 or $5 donation at any of TSFR’s Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza or Del Taco restaurants, guests will receive a coupon good for a free item from a select menu. The following coupons will be given in exchange for donations:

  • Applebee’s
    • $1 Donation: Free soft drink with any purchase
    • $5 Donation: Free appetizer with any purchase
  • Del Taco
    • $1 Donation: Free Buck and Change coupon
    • $5 Donation: Free combo meal coupon
  • MOD Pizza
    • $1 Donation: Free garlic or cinnamon strips coupon
    • $5 Donation: Free MOD sized pizza or salad coupon
  • Olga’s Kitchen
    • $1 Donation: Free small plate coupon
    • $5 Donation: Free basket of snackers coupon

Beginning August 4, all TSFR restaurants will also sell JDRF’s paper sneakers in-restaurant to raise additional awareness and funds.

JDRF is the leading global organization funding Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) research. With a goal to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D, JDRF is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.