(Photo courtesy of Barro's Pizza)

This Month, Barro’s Pizza is Raising Funds For Pediatric Cancer

June 11, 2024
By Matt Sterner

This June, and for the ninth year, family-owned and operated Barro’s Pizza is teaming up with Pepsi to raise funds for the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children (ACFC).

ACFC is a nonprofit whose mission is to help Arizona families with the high costs and challenging logistics of caring for their children during cancer treatment.

So, throughout the month of June, all Barro’s Pizza locations in Arizona will donate proceeds, up to $50,000, from the sale of any lunch special to ACFC.

a plate of food on a wooden table
(Photo courtesy of Barro’s Pizza)

“We look forward to this fundraiser every year,” said Ken Barro, co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children has been instrumental in helping so many Arizona families during a very trying time. Thanks to our loyal customers, we’ve raised more than $261,000 to date and are excited to support them again this year.”

The Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children was founded in 2013 by Chrisie Abramo after she lost her young daughter, Ava, to cancer. Funari traveled the country seeking the best treatment and care for her daughter.

Knowing the struggle and the toll it takes on the family, Abramo started the organization to empower families by ensuring they have a secure place to live, access to medical treatment, and continued support. Since then, they’ve helped hundreds of local families and will continue to help more and more families each year.

a group of people standing in front of a store
(Photo courtesy of Barro’s Pizza)

“We are so grateful for Barro’s Pizza’s continued support,” said Abramo. “Their contribution has had a significant impact on our ability to provide critical services and support to children and their families affected by cancer. We can’t thank them enough for their commitment to our cause and for making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. We are proud to have partners like Barro’s Pizza in our community.”

Therefore, from now until the end of the month of June, stop by one of the restaurant locations in town and order any lunch special. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to ACFC.

In the Tucson area, Barro’s Pizza is located at 410 N. Wilmot Rd. and 5884 W. Arizona Pavilions Dr. For more information, visit barrospizza.com.

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