- Posted Monday March 5, 2018
$1 donation for 5 free Jr. Frosty coupons adds dollars for TGen cancer research
PHOENIX, Ariz. — March 5, 2018 — Starting today, March 5 through April 15, 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 Wendy’s franchise groups in ten states who are proud supporters of TGen. In the last two years, participating Wendy’s locations have donated nearly $200,000 to TGen through the Bernice E. Holland Foundation (BEH) aiding them in raising $1.1 million towards cancer research.
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 10-11, 2018). Last year’s tournament raised nearly $108,000.
“When it comes to fighting cancer, TGen is in a class by itself,” Rick Holland said. “TGen is creating state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic tools for physicians and their patients, and we wholeheartedly support those efforts.”
Jr. Frosty coupons will be sold at 214 Wendy’s locations in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Utah, North Dakota and South Dakota. For a full list of participating restaurants, click here or visit: https://tgen.org/media/491590/2018-beh-participating-locations.pdf
“Wendy's and the Bernice Holland Foundation not only contribute critically important funding, but through their friendship and generosity they also help TGen raise awareness and bring hope and answers to the many families fighting cancer,” said TGen Foundation President Michael Bassoff.
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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, diabetes, and infectious diseases, 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 affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center: www.cityofhope.org. This precision medicine affiliation 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 Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @TGen.
TGen Senior Science Writer