Eric Yollick, The Golden Hammer
Pappas Restaurants are seeking to raise $150,000 for basic research at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, a part of the University of Texas, through a dollar-for-dollar fund drive event that will go through January 20, 2019. Outstanding restaurants, such as Pappasito’s and Pappadeaux, will match every dollar that a restaurant customer contributes during a meal. The contributions are over the price of the meal, but can be from $1.00 to higher amounts.
Yesterday afternoon, a couple anonymously contributed $500 to the fundraising event. In return, Pappasito’s matched them another $500 in donations to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (and also very kindly paid for their meal).
Jon Guzman, Pappasito’s Floor Manager, explained, “We’re very focused on raising money for this critical research. We appreciate our customers and want to join with them to make these important donations to “#endcancer.”
U.T.’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is one of the leading centers for basic cancer research in the world. M.D. Anderson discovers new treatments for the dreaded disease and leads clinical trials for cancer therapies which other research institutions have developed.
In 2018, the United States had 1.78 million cancer cases. The average lifetime risk of developing cancer is 39.7% for women and 37.6% for men. More than 15.5 million American cancer survivors are alive today.
The Golden Hammer, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, urges citizens of Montgomery County and of the suburbs around it (such as Houston) to patronize Pappas Restaurants this weekend and donate $1.00 or more to the “#endcancer” drive to which Pappas Restaurants will match the amount of your donation for the cause.
Readers of this newspaper should not hesitate to spend substantial time at Pappasito’s, Pappadeaux, or Pappas Barbecue on Sunday, since the National Football League Playoff games will not, for some unfathomable reason, include the World Champion Houston Texans. If you feel you must watch those games nonetheless, each of the Pappas Restaurants will have viewing opportunities.