Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi have partnered for the sixth year in a row to raise money for children and families affected by pediatric cancer.
Throughout June, all Barro’s locations Valleywide, including Goodyear and Litchfield Park, will donate proceeds, up to $40,000, from the sale of any lunch special to the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, a local nonprofit that helps families with the costs and challenging logistics of caring for their children during cancer treatment.
“Our passion is helping our community,” said Bruce Barro, co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is such an incredible organization, so each year we look forward to helping raise money for the families they support. These events are the very core of who we are as a family and it makes everything we do worthwhile.”
Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children was founded in 2013 by Chrisie Funari after she lost her young daughter, Ava, to cancer.
Funari traveled the country seeking the best treatments and care for her daughter. Knowing the struggle and the toll it takes on the family, Funari started the organization to empower families by ensuring they have a secure place to live, access to medical treatment and continued support.
They have since helped hundreds of local families and will continue to help more and more families each year.
“Barro’s Pizza is an important partner of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children,” Funari said. “We are so grateful to have a local business like Barro’s Pizza understand and support our mission each and every year. The money donated will help cover expenses associated with a child’s cancer diagnosis, provide K9 therapy and counseling, birthday gifts, art classes, and overall emotional and financial support to Arizona families. Barro’s Pizza and support from our community are an integral part of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children and allows us to offer our programs free of charge to hundreds of Arizona families yearly.”
Lunch hours vary by location. For more information, visit barrospizza.com.