NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Emmy-award winning actress and St. Jude celebrity ambassador, Sofia Vergara will once again join forces with Buca di Beppo®, the authentic, family-style Italian restaurant, for the second installment of Meatballs 4 Niños, a charitable campaign that supports St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® Meatballs 4 Niños launched nationwide Sept. 26, 2016.
Sharing a common mission, Vergara and Buca are dedicated to making an impact, boosting awareness and raising funds to support St. Jude. Drawing upon its commitment to the family experience, Buca di Beppo will donate $1 to St. Jude for every lunch and dinner meatball meal purchased.
As a St. Jude celebrity ambassador, Ms. Vergara is passionate about health and wellness for children and families. Because of supporters like Buca di Beppo, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
"We're honored to be partnering again with Sofia to raise money for such an important organization," said Robert Earl, chairman and founder of Planet Hollywood International. "St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does everything possible to save the lives of children fighting cancer, and they freely share their research breakthroughs with other doctors around the world, which helps save kids in communities everywhere. Every donation matters, so why not help raise money for pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases while enjoying a meal."
"It means so much to me that one of my favorite restaurants is supporting a cause so dear to me," said Sofia Vergara. "We were able to help so many families with the success of the first 'Meatballs 4 Niños' program, it's an honor to be able to help even more families in need! I hope everyone will visit Buca di Beppo to experience their amazing meatballs and support St. Jude."
Made from the highest-quality ingredients and slow-cooked in fresh marinara sauce, Buca di Beppo is best known for their half-pound, mouth-watering meatballs, which are made fresh daily.
To make reservations or to find the closest Buca di Beppo location, please visit http://www.bucadibeppo.com/reservations.
About Buca di Beppo
Owned by Planet Hollywood International, Inc., with locations from New York City to Honolulu, Buca di Beppo restaurants embody the Italian traditions of food, friendship and hospitality. Dishes enjoyed for generations in villages throughout Italy inspire the menu, which features both Northern and Southern Italian favorites. While the food has pleased millions of palates from coast-to-coast, Buca di Beppo is equally famous for its quirky décor and upbeat atmosphere. Most Buca di Beppo locations are open daily for lunch and dinner. Delivery is also available at many locations nationwide. Visit www.bucadibeppo.com for locations, hours of operation, menus, reservations or to place an online order for Buca To Go. Or Follow Buca di Beppo on Facebook or Twitter: bucadibeppo.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Our purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children®. St. Jude is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).
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