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CURE Childhood Cancer and Copeland’s Restaurants Team Up for a 'Full Filling' Cause
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CURE Childhood Cancer and Copeland’s Restaurants Team Up for a 'Full Filling' Cause

 

More than 40,000 infants, children and teenagers are currently receiving treatment for cancer. CURE Childhood Cancer is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding childhood cancer research projects conducted by experts locally and nationally who are working to find a cure.

Open Arms, one of CURE’s key programs, includes weekly meals delivered to the families and children in both Egleston and Scottish Rite campuses of the Aflac Cancer Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. These meals help bring a sense of home and comfort to the hospital, and this is where Copeland’s of New Orleans has stepped in.

Starting with their specialty, Thanksgiving, Copeland’s is donating a Thanksgiving lunch buffet for these families that look forward to their CURE meal every week. Lisa Branch, Director of Patient Services at CURE, stated that, “Our patients and their families are grateful for each meal and CURE is grateful to wonderful restaurants like Copeland’s who are making a difference for families who have a child diagnosed with cancer.” This will be part of an ongoing relationship for Copeland’s and CURE, followed by another catering on January 10, 2012 and an Easter brunch in April. Copeland’s has also donated ten certificates for their Cajun Deep Fried turkeys to make the holidays easier for the families.

Bill Goudey, CEO of Copeland’s Atlanta franchise, says that what makes him so dedicated to this cause is, “Seeing your own kids that you are caring for and hoping that they never have to go through that.” Bill has two young children, and says that a dedication to the families as a whole is what makes him motivated to help. His mother and father both passed away from cancer. In memory of their founder Al Copeland, Copeland’s started the Al Copeland Foundation in 2008 after he lost his battle to cancer. The common goal to fund cancer research has given Copeland’s and CURE an even stronger bond. Goudey hopes that Copeland’s and CURE have a relationship until a cure is found.

For more information please visit www.CureChildhoodCancer.com or www.CopelandsAtlanta.com

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