Arizona-based NYPD Pizza has announced a year-long corporate partnership with Banner Health Foundation, the philanthropic resource for Banner Health.
Banner is the largest nonprofit health care system in Arizona, according to a news release, and relies on corporate sponsorships to provide patient care and community services. It also provides research and support to hospitals and health care facilities across the state.
"We are proud to support Banner's mission of making a difference in people's lives in our community," said Rich Stark, CEO of NYPD Pizza. "We have created a dynamic program that focuses on ways to positively impact Banner's patients, employees, physicians and volunteers."
As part the corporate partnership, all 10 NYPD Pizza restaurants now offer Banner employees a 10-percent discount for dine-in food orders when they present their employee badge. In addition, NYPD's mascot, Tommy the Tomato, is set to host pizza parties for patients and their families at Banner Children's Cardon Children's Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center locations.
NYPD Pizza has also donated silent auction items for two of Banner Health Foundation's fundraising events, Stars of the Season benefitting Cardon Children's, and Candlelight Capers, benefitting Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center.
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