Sept 28th: Chili’s Big Day


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As you all know, we post a lot of silly and bizarre stuff here at Fried Mush, but for just a moment, I’d like to just make mention of something serious that I find outstanding.

September 28th is Chili’s Big Day and on this date, every participating Chili’s restaurant across the country will be donating 100% of their profits to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Chili’s is a proud to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. As part of a 10-year commitment, Chili’s plans to donate $50 million to help St. Jude fight childhood cancer. Funds and awareness for this important cause are provided by the Create-A-Pepper campaign, which invites guests to create custom pepper designs and make donations. The annual campaign also includes a one-day event where Chili’s restaurants offer up 100% of their profits to St. Jude. Learn how you can help Chili’s find cures and save children.

  • 2002 – The partnership begins locally in Memphis, raising $14,000.
  • 2004 – The Create-A-Pepper campaign launches nationally and raises $2.5 million.
  • 2006 – Chili’s announces plans to raise $50 million over 10 years, the largest single-partner donation in the hospital’s history.
  • 2007 – Chili’s raises a record $8.2 million and celebrates the opening of the Chili’s Care Center at St. Jude.
  • 2008 – Chili’s raises an additional $6 million, bringing the campaign total to over $25 million

So I don’t care if you like Chili’s or not, get out there on the 28th and buy something, a drink, an appetizer, a meal, I don’t care, just go.  If you don’t have kids of your own, chances are, you know someone who does and it should mean something to everyone.

I tip my hat to you Chili’s… I’m actually wearing one today.

Sources: St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Chili’s Big Day via Chili’s

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~ by steamcrypt on September 11, 2009.

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