Zoës Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant that specializes in serving healthy Mediterranean food, announces a sponsorship of Zoë Goes Running. Runner Zoë Romano hopes to bring awareness and raises money for the World Pediatric Project (WPP) as she attempts to make history by becoming the first person to run the Tour de France. Romano is one of only a handful of women to run solo across the U.S. The WPP, an organization that aims to save the lives of critically ill children.
Zoës Kitchen is giving guests a chance to get involved through the “Give $5, Get $5” campaign. Guests at the restaurant can make a $5 donation to WPP, which Zoës Kitchen will then reward with a mobile app goodie for $5 off any menu item at Zoës Kitchen during the subsequent two-week period. Guests can make a donation at any Zoës Kitchen location, or online at www.zoeskitchen.com through July 20.
“We are proud to be supporting Zoë Romano as she embarks on a truly extraordinary feat that will benefit such an important cause,” said Kevin Miles, CEO of Zoës Kitchen, in a news release. “At Zoës Kitchen we are driven by a philosophy of delivering goodness, and we believe we have found a strong partner in Zoë as she is wholeheartedly aligned with this same mission. Our guests are incredibly generous and have already demonstrated how inspired they are by Zoë’s mission with significant donations in such a short period. I’m excited to personally be able to congratulate her as she crosses the finish line this July and share a large contribution to her cause on behalf of Zoës Kitchen and our guests.”
On a journey that began on May 18, Zoë is running more than 2,000 miles along the Tour de France course, averaging 30 miles per day, with the goal of completing the race in nine weeks – finishing in Paris one day ahead of the tour’s peloton. Zoë is aiming to secure at least 1,000 “team members” to pledge donations and help her raise at least $100,000 for WPP. The funds Zoë Romano and Zoës Kitchen jointly raise will send pediatric teams to WPP’s partner countries on week-long surgery missions and help bring four children to the U.S. for more complex care.
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