Wendy’s puts the freeze on cancer with Jr. Frosty

$1 donation for 5 free Jr. Frosty coupons adds dollars for TGen cancer research; $1 million raised in 10 years

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Feb. 23, 2017 - Starting March 6 and through the end of April, you can give cancer the cold shoulder and get 5 free Jr. Frosty coupons, just by donating $1 at participating Wendy's restaurants while supplies last.

The funds raised through the coupon sales are donated to the Phoenix-based, Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), to use for their efforts in turning new laboratory discoveries into better therapeutics that are benefiting today's cancer patients.

This fundraiser is a combined effort of nine Wendy's franchise groups in eight states who are proud supporters of TGen. Their 2017 goal is to raise $165,000 through these coupons. In the past decade, Wendy's has contributed more than $1 million to cancer research through the Bernice E. Holland Foundation (BEH).

The BEH Foundation was established in 1999 by Wendy's restaurant operator, Rick Holland, in memory of his mother who succumbed to cancer.  The foundation also hosts an annual Golf Tournament and Auction (June 11-12, 2017).  Last year's tournament raised nearly $200,000.

"I can think of no more dynamic cancer-fighting organization than TGen," Rick Holland said. "TGen is aligned to provide the latest diagnostic and therapeutic tools to their affiliated doctors and hospitals and we are excited to assist with those efforts."

Jr. Frosty coupons will be sold at 176 Wendy's locations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Utah and South Dakota.  For a full list of participating restaurants, please visit:

https://tgen.org/home/blog/posts/2017/wendys-puts-freeze-on-cancer-with-jr-frosty-campaign.aspx#.WK9EyBIrIWo

"Our generous friends at Wendy's and the Bernice Holland Foundation not only contribute critically important funding, but also help TGen raise awareness and bring hope and answers to families facing cancer," said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff.



Companies looking to create a Community Partnership with the TGen Foundation may call 602-343-8612.

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About TGen
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, and diabetes, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit).  TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is allied with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center. This precision medicine alliance enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org. Follow TGen on FacebookLinkedIn and Twitter @TGen.

Media Contact:
Steve Yozwiak
TGen Senior Science Writer
602-343-8704
syozwiak@tgen.org

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