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|Olive Garden kicks off annual Pasta for Pennies Program|
Local Olive Garden restaurants will host kick-off lunches for representatives from schools participating in Pasta for Pennies. Olive Garden also provides marketing support and materials for 45 participating LLS chapters nationally. “Our nation’s young people can accomplish great things as evidenced by the students who pledge their time and spare change in support of our Pasta for Pennies program each year,” said Dave Pickens, Olive Garden president. “We are proud of their dedication to our program and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and look forward to another successful fundraising year.”
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society® (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. Founded in 1949 and headquartered in White Plains, NY, LLS has chapters throughout the United States and Canada. To learn more, visit www.lls.org.
Olive Garden is the leading restaurant in the Italian dining segment with 702 restaurants, more than 87,000 employees and $3.3 billion in annual sales. Olive Garden is a division of Darden Restaurants Inc., the world’s largest company-owned and operated full-service restaurant company.