Domino's Pizza® Raises $3.5 Million, Sets Annual Record for St. Jude
Children's Research Hospital®
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ),
the recognized world leader in pizza delivery, raised more than $3.5 million
for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ^ during the 2012 St. Jude Thanks
and Giving^® campaign. This year's campaign brings Domino's total amount
raised for St. Jude to over $16 million since the partnership was announced in
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"Domino's Pizza stores across the country rallied around this year's campaign
to reach a new fundraising record for Domino's Pizza," said J. Patrick Doyle,
Domino's Pizza president and chief executive officer. "I want to extend a
heartfelt thanks to everyone – especially our customers, team members and
franchise owners – who contributed during the campaign. Together we were able
to raise much needed dollars to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude."
In addition to celebrating the 2012 fundraising record, St. Jude and Domino's
Pizza recently unveiled the new Assessment and Triage Clinic Delivered by
Domino's at St. Jude and celebrated Domino's commitment to raise $10 million
over the next three years.
New for 2012, customers ordered the St. Jude Thanks and Giving^® Combo – a
bundle that included a medium one-topping pizza, a one-topping Handmade Pan
Pizza, a 16-piece order of Parmesan Bread Bites, a two-liter bottle of
Coca-Cola^® and a $1 donation to St. Jude – for $19.99. Customers also had the
option to text "PIZZA" to 50333 to donate $5 to St. Jude.
"I am thrilled that Domino's Pizza is a part of our St. Jude family and I am
so grateful for the generous support we receive from Domino's Pizza and its
employees and customers who have come together to help save the lives of
children through our St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign," said Marlo Thomas,
national outreach director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. "I am so
inspired by what Domino's Pizza is able to achieve. And because of the hard
work and dedication we receive from partners like Domino's Pizza, no family
ever pays St. Jude for anything, and one child saved at St. Jude means
thousands more saved worldwide."
The St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, created in 2004 by Marlo Thomas and
her siblings Terre and Tony, celebrates the season of giving by building
attention and garnering funds for St. Jude during those months of busy holiday
shopping. For eight years, Domino's Pizza has partnered with St. Jude; the
funds raised during this campaign impact the lives of children in communities
across the world, as St. Jude openly shares research discoveries directly with
doctors and scientists everywhere.
"In just over eight years, Domino's has raised more than $16 million to
support the efforts of St. Jude," said Doyle. "We continue to expand our reach
to raise public awareness, and are excited to continue to have St. Jude as our
national charitable partner."
About Domino's Pizza^®
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza
delivery.As of the third quarter 2012, Domino's operated a network of 10,040
franchised and Company-owned stores in the U.S. and over 70 international
markets. During the third quarter, Domino's had global retail sales of nearly
$1.7 billion: nearly $800 million domestically and over $862 million
internationally. Domino's had global retail sales of over $6.9 billion in
2011. In October 2012, Domino's debuted its Handmade Pan Pizza, touting the
product's fresh, never-frozen dough and establishing itself as a player in the
Pan Pizza market. In September 2012, Domino's opened its 10,000^th store,
becoming one of only eight restaurant chains in the world to reach that
milestone. In May 2011, Pizza Today named Domino's its "Chain of the Year" for
the second straight year – making the company a three-time overall winner, and
the first pizza delivery company to receive the honor in back-to-back years.
In 2011, Domino's was ranked #1 in Forbes Magazine's "Top 20 Franchises for
the Money" list.
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About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital^®
Since opening 50 years ago, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has changed
the way the world treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
No family ever pays St. Jude for the care their child receives and, for every
child treated here, thousands more have been saved worldwide through St. Jude
discoveries. The hospital has played a pivotal role in pushing U.S. pediatric
cancer survival rates from 20 to 80 percent overall, and is the first and only
National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to
children. It is also a leader in the research and treatment of blood disorders
and infectious diseases in children.St. Jude was founded by the late
entertainer Danny Thomas, who believed that no child should die in the dawn of
life. Join that mission by visiting stjude.org or following us on
facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
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