The restaurants, owned by Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., have raised more than $500,000 to date to support research and treatment at St. Jude, whose mission is: Finding cures. Saving children®. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is where doctors often send their toughest cases because St. Jude has the world's best survival rates for some of the most aggressive forms of cancers. Thanks to generous donors, 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.
Actor Patrick Warburton, the voice of the restaurant's "Discover Fresh" campaign, introduced the partners to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He also hosts The Warburton Celebrity Golf Tournament in Palm Desert, California, which raised more than $1.5 million for St. Jude last year alone. In addition to golf, the event includes a jam session with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, a songwriters' night, and a Saturday soiree.
"We hope our guests realize that we are not just collecting money for charity at the register. Rather, it is more meaningful than that," said Garden Fresh CEO John Morberg. "Thanks to generous donors, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is saving young lives from all 50 states and around the world through its research and treatment, because all kids deserve the same chance at life."
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. 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 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 we 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).
About Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp.
Each day begins fresh at 104 company-owned Garden Fresh restaurants in 11 states. More than 300 million guests since 1978 have helped us be number one in fresh produce and salads, made-from-scratch soups, hot pastas, freshly baked breads and muffins, fresh fruit, desserts, and more. Guests have the freedom to create their own wholesome meal in a one-of-a-kind dining experience in a friendly atmosphere and all at an everyday value. The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA, and has two brand names: Souplantation in Southern California, and Sweet Tomatoes elsewhere. Like us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Souplantation) and follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/souplantation) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/souplantation/).
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