- Posted Monday March 4, 2019
More than $1.5 million donated through the Bernice E. Holland Foundation
PHOENIX, Ariz. — March 4, 2019 — Put a freeze on cancer with Wendy’s this spring from March 4 through April 28 by getting 5 free Jr. Frosty coupons, just by donating $1 at participating restaurants while supplies last. Proceeds benefit cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), an affiliate of City of Hope.
Phoenix-based TGen will use the funds generated by the special Jr. Frosty offer to make new laboratory discoveries and turn them into better therapeutics for cancer patients.
Since 2007, Wendy’s restaurant operator Rick Holland has raised more than $1.5 million for TGen through the Bernice E. Holland Foundation, founded in 1999 and named in memory of his mother, who succumbed to cancer. In addition to the Jr. Frosty fundraiser, the foundation hosts an annual summer Golf Tournament and Auction to benefit TGen.
Last year, Wendy’s and the Bernice E. Holland foundation raised a combined total of about $235,000 for TGen.
“TGen is unsurpassed when it comes to forging innovative ways to fight cancer,” Rick Holland said. “TGen’s precision medicine diagnostics and therapeutics are guiding physicians towards state-of-the-art treatments for their patients.”
Jr. Frosty coupons will be sold in 10 states with 211 Wendy’s locations participating, including 90 locations in Arizona. Other states include: Colorado, North Dakota and South Dakota, Indiana, New Mexico, Michigan, Nevada, Ohio and Utah. For a full list of participating restaurants, click here, or please visit: www.tgen.org/frosty.
“Wendy's and the Bernice Holland Foundation have raised critically needed research dollars, while also heightening awareness of TGen and bringing hope and answers to patients and families fighting cancer,” said Erin Massey, Chief Development Officer at TGen, and Vice President of Philanthropy at City of Hope.
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About TGen, an affiliate of City of Hope
Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. 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. 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. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org. Follow TGen on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter @TGen.
TGen Senior Science Writer