COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's Restaurants in Central Ohio will go "pink" this August as former Ohio State Buckeye and two-time All American Chris Spielman and local McDonald's Restaurants team up in the ongoing fight against breast cancer. From August 1-31, participating McDonald's Restaurants in Central Ohio are inviting customers to "Buy One, Help Many" – 10 cents from every McCafe Smoothie sold in the month of August will be donated to the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The Fund honors the memory of Chris' wife, Stefanie, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2009.
"Every day, I continue to do anything I can in the fight against cancer," said Spielman. "Last year, we raised nearly $60,000 through the generous support of local McDonald's owners and operators. This year, we want to do more. We have to do more. This fight won't end until we find a cure."
The "Buy One, Help Many" campaign continues and strengthens a two-year partnership between Spielman, Ohio State and Central Ohio McDonald's Restaurants to help promote balanced eating, active lifestyles and giving back to communities in need. As part of the partnership, Spielman will join the Central Ohio McDonald's Restaurants in their continued commitment to the local community, helping to launch important initiatives that promote active lifestyles, sportsmanship and respect for self and community.
"Breast cancer has affected every one of us – our customers, our employees, our families," said Brian Mortellaro, local McDonald's owner/operator. "We have an opportunity and responsibility to do what we can to give back and support the fight."
For more information on ways to get involved, follow McDonald's on Twitter at @McDonaldsCMH_OH.
McDonald's USA, LLC, is the leading foodservice provider in the United States serving a variety of wholesome food made from quality ingredients to more than 26 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by local business men and women. Customers can now log online for free at any of the 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald's U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com or follow us on Twitter (@McDonaldsCMH_OH) for updates on our business, promotions and products.
About the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research
The Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute was established in 1999 by Stefanie and Chris Spielman after Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 in 1998. Knowing that research is key to helping find a cure, the fund is dedicated to advancing breast cancer research through innovative therapies, treatment options and novel diagnostics. Since its inception, the Spielman Fund has raised more than $11 million. Before she passed away in November 2009 after a decade-long battle, Stefanie left us with some final thoughts: Continue to fight. Continue to live. For more information, visit www.spielmanfund.com or follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/SpielmanFund for updates.
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