MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow, Oct. 3, is Donate Profits Day hosted by Chili's® Grill & Bar to raise awareness and support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. Guests who dine-in or carry-out from any Chili's location on this day will walk away with not only their Chili's favorites, but also the satisfaction of knowing they are helping to ensure no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
Donate Profits Day is the culmination of Chili's Create-A-Pepper campaign, which ran from Sept. 10 to Oct. 3. During the campaign, Chili's Guests used a simple tool – a crayon – to support St. Jude patient families. Throughout the campaign, Chili's Guests simply colored a pepper and donated $1 to the hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Chili's has supported the St. Jude mission since 2002 in a variety of ways, raising approximately $68 million for St. Jude to date. In 2006, Chili's made their first multi-year commitment to raise $50 million in a 10-year period – one of the largest single-partner donations in St. Jude history – to build the state-of-the-art Chili's Care Center, which opened in 2007. Currently, Chili's is in its second multi-year commitment to St. Jude of raising $30 million in six years to enhance the work of the St. Jude School Program presented by Chili's, which provides an outlet for patients to continue their education while receiving treatment and gives them a sense of normalcy.
"Donate Profits Day and the Create-A-Pepper campaign present a fun and convenient way for Chili's Guests and Team Members to support patient families at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital," said Richard Shadyac Jr., President and CEO of ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude. "Chili's commitment each and every day to help save the lives of children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases has embodied what true corporate social responsibility is about. When nonprofit and for-profit companies come together, we make the world a better place."
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. Its purpose is clear: Finding cures. Saving children.® It 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 more than 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude 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, following St. Jude on Twitter and Instagram and subscribing to its YouTube channel.
About Chili's Grill & Bar
Chili's® Grill & Bar is the flagship brand of Dallas-based Brinker International, Inc. (NYSE: EAT), a recognized leader in casual dining. Known for their signature menu items – burgers, ribs and fajitas– Chili's offers fresh, bold and unexpected flavors. Each ChiliHead at more than 1,600 locations in 31 countries and two territories takes great pride in Chili's purpose of connecting with and serving Guests and giving back to the communities in which they are located. In addition to Chili's, Brinker owns and operates Maggiano's Little Italy®. For more brand-related information, visit chilis.com.
SOURCE St. Jude Children's Research Hospital