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TEAM SCHOSTAK FAMILY RESTAURANTS DONATES
MORE THAN $78,380 FOR JDRF
More than 100 restaurants participated in the week-long fundraising event
LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 28, 2017—Livonia, Mich.-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants (TSFR), a family-owned restaurant group with an expansive portfolio of casual, quick service and family dining restaurants throughout the state, and its Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, Del Taco and MOD Pizza restaurants throughout Michigan raised $78,286—including a $25,000 donation from TSFR—to benefit JDRF (formerly known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) during its annual week-long fundraising event earlier this month. TSFR Director of Marketing Barb Pasciak made the announcement.
Throughout the fundraiser, TSFR’s owned and operated 64 Applebee’s, 26 Olga’s Kitchen, eight MOD Pizza and five Del Taco restaurants sold JDRF’s paper sneakers in-restaurant to raise awareness and funds to benefit JDRF. In addition to selling the paper sneakers for the week, guests were also able to donate $1 or $5 on Friday, August 11 at any of TSFR’s Applebee’s, Olga’s Kitchen, MOD Pizza or Del Taco restaurants in exchange for a coupon good for a free item from a select menu. A leading global organization exclusively focused on ending Type 1 Diabetes, the funds collected for JDRF have been earmarked toward accelerating life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and its complications.
“TSFR and our portfolio of restaurants have been proud long-time supporters of JDRF and have witnessed the widespread impact T1D has not only on the lives of those diagnosed with it, but also their loved ones,” said Pasciak. “As a local owner and operator of more than 100 fan-favorite restaurants, we are thankful for the generous donations made by our loyal guests to help improve the quality of life for these individuals living with T1D. The funds raised will be critical to eliminating this disease for future generations.”
JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. With a goal to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until a world without T1D is achieved, JDRF is the only organization with the scientific resources, regulatory influence, and a working plan to better treat, prevent, and eventually cure T1D.
For more information on this statewide event, as well as a complete list of all TSFR restaurant locations and hours of operation, visit www.teamschostak.com.
About TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants
Livonia, Mich.-based TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants is a family-owned restaurant group with an expansive portfolio of casual dining, quick service and family dining restaurants throughout the state of Michigan. With a commitment to quality operations, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants is an industry leader in attracting, developing and retaining the most talented work force that proudly delights its guests and sets an unmatched standard of excellence. For the past three decades, TEAM Schostak Family Restaurants has expanded its restaurant catalog to include 64 Applebee’s, 26 Olga’s Kitchen restaurants and five Del Taco restaurants. In 2014, TSFR announced plans to launch 25 MOD Pizza restaurants in Michigan and since then have opened its first eight locations. For more information, visit www.teamschostak.com.
JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in more than 100 locations throughout the United States and our six international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit jdrf.org or follow us on Twitter: @JDRF.