UPDATE 10/11/2013 5:00 PM
Management at one local pizza shop is celebrating a big turnout Friday in support of a great cause.
The Original Pizza Place at the Grand Central Mall Food Court and at their second location in Marietta are donating 15 percent of sales Friday to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
In addition to the store's usual selections, pink sugar cookies and pink ribbon pepperoni rolls were on Friday's menu for "Slice of Hope Day".
Ownership says the event was a big success, keeping employees busy all day.
They're hoping for lunch and dinner sales to top $1,000.
They're joining pizzerias across America to fight breast cancer and
today you too can be part of Slice of Hope.
The pizza industry charitable initiative designated October 11 National Pizza Party Day.
The Original Pizza Place in downtown Marietta and at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna are donating 15 percent of sales to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Marketing Manager Kasandra Ruscitto says just stop in to either location and know your purchase is helping make a difference.
“We have a lot of employees that have been affected by breast cancer, whether it be their family members or friends, so it's really a special event for us,” Ruscitto says. “We hope that people can really help out and appreciate what we're doing for the community, the nation and anybody who's been affected by breast cancer.”
She says there are pink sugar cookies in Marietta and pink ribbon pepperoni and cheese rolls, both of which they only feature on "Slice of Hope Day".
So come out and support this worthy cause.