Family-owned Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are teaming up for the sixth year this June to raise money for children and families affected by pediatric cancer.
Until June 30, all Barro’s Pizza locations will donate proceeds, up to $40,000, from the sale of any lunch special to the nonprofit Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.
Locations include: 41722 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway, Suite 100, Anthem; and 30815 N. Cave Creek Road, Suite 132, Cave Creek.
“Our passion is helping our community,” said Bruce Barro, co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is such an incredible organization, so each year we look forward to helping raise money for the families they support. These events are the very core of who we are as a family, and it makes everything we do worthwhile.”
The Scottsdale-based foundation was founded in 2013 by Chrisie Funari after she lost her young daughter, Ava, to cancer. Funari traveled the country seeking the best treatments and care for her daughter. Knowing the struggle and the toll it takes on the family, Funari started the organization to empower families by ensuring they have a secure place to live, access to medical treatment and continued support.
“Barro’s Pizza is an important partner of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children,” Funari said.
“We are so grateful to have a local business like Barro’s Pizza understand and support our mission each and every year. The money donated will help cover expenses associated with a child’s cancer diagnosis, provide K9 therapy and counseling, birthday gifts, art classes and overall emotional and financial support to Arizona families. Barro’s Pizza and support from our community are an integral part of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children and allows us to offer our programs free of charge to hundreds of Arizona families yearly.”