TASTI D-LITE’S TWO WASHINGTON, DC LOCATIONS SUPPORT GO4THEGOAL FOUNDATION’S PEDIATRIC CANCER PROGRAMS
Pediatric cancer patients at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Children’s National Medical Center will be the recipients of donations raised during Tasti D-Lite’s Washington, DC Grand Openings May 18-20
May 22, 2012 – Merchantville, NJ: Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation has partnered with Tasti D-Lite to support pediatric cancer patients at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Children’s National Medical Center.
Tasti D-Lite’s two new locations in Washington DC: 3100 14th Street in Columbia Heights and 2029 P Street, NW at DuPont Circle celebrated their Grand Openings May 18-20 with three days full of delicious Tasti give-aways, free samples and prizes. A portion of the 3-day event’s proceeds will support the pediatric cancer programs at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
“Tasti D-Lite is pleased to partner with Go4theGoal in their efforts to increase awareness and raise funds to support the needs of pediatric cancer patients and their families. Through the relationships we have forged with the Goal4theGoal team at our Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ and Washington, DC Grand Opening events, we are building a base that could expand to assist the organization on a more continual basis,” said Peter Holt, Tasti D-Lite’s Chief Operating Officer, who attended Saturday’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Columbia Heights location.
“We at Tasti D-Lite appreciate all the support and effort from the Go4theGoal Foundation throughout our Grand Opening,” said Tasti D-Lite Washington, DC Franchise owner Greg Karanzalis. “We are excited about growing with this Foundation and finding more ways to help with their efforts throughout the years to come. As a cancer survivor myself I am fully dedicated to helping this foundation in fighting this deadly disease, especially among children.”
“All of us at Go4theGoal are thrilled to once again partner with another Tasti D-Lite franchisee. Greg has put together a stellar group of employees who are dedicated to supporting the communities in which they live and work. His partners and team couldn't have been more supportive of our organization. We look forward to supporting the patients at both Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and Children's National Medical Center through this partnership,” said Beth Stefanacci, Go4theGoal’s Executive Director at the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.
ABOUT GO4THEGOAL FOUNDATION
Go4theGoal Foundation - Go4theGoal.org - is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charitable organization founded in 2006 by Dr. Richard and Beth Stefanacci, soon after their oldest child was diagnosed with Ewing's
Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. Together with funds raised privately and it’s many unique awareness and fundraising campaigns, including National Dress 4 Pediatric Cancer Day®, Lace-Up 4 Pediatric Cancer® and Richard’s Run® 5K runs, Go4theGoal provides children undergoing cancer treatment and their families with financial assistance, runs fun hospital-based programs, grants special wishes and supplies Apple® electronic products to children and pediatric oncology units in over 30 hospitals across the country. Since 2007, G4G has funded over $500k in innovative pediatric cancer research.
ABOUT TASTI D-LITE
Since its inception in 1987, Tasti D-Lite is a guilt-free dessert made with natural ingredients including real dairy, with no artificial sweeteners. Tasti D-Lite is lower in calories, carbs and sugar than ice cream and leading frozen yogurt brands and is available in more than 100 flavors. Tasti D-Lite first launched its franchise program in 2008 and is now operating in 14 U.S. states and Washington, D.C. Internationally, the company has already established a presence through master franchise relationships in the United Arab Emirates, Central America and Australia, and has commitments to grow the brand in 15 countries across the globe.
Contact: Beth Stefanacci
Contact: Greg Karanzalis