Culver's to donate 10 percent of Sept. 27 sales to cancer research

Fast food chain partners with Lunch for Life to raise funds to find cure for neuroblastoma

PRAIRIE DU SAC, Wis.—Tuesday, Sept. 27, participating Culver’s restaurants in Illinois and Davenport, Iowa, will donate 10 percent of sales to Lunch for Life, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding a cure for neuroblastoma.

This is the first year Culver’s has partnered with Lunch for Life to raise funds, and the event coincides with Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.

Neuroblastoma is the most common cancer found in infants, almost double that of leukemia, and is the third most prevalent pediatric cancer with an average diagnosis of just 2 years old.

The Lunch for Life event is just one of the many charitable events Culver’s participates in as part of its ongoing commitment to local communities.

“Cancer is a difficult enough diagnosis for an adult, much less a child,” said Craig Culver, co-founder of Culver’s. “Many of our local franchisees and guests are parents, and news of an ill child touches all of us. Hosting a Lunch for Life day is one way Culver’s can help researchers work toward a cure.”

Guests can dine at 41 participating Culver’s restaurants in Rockford, Chicago, Springfield, Peoria, Bloomington and Davenport, Iowa. Culver’s anticipates a total charitable contribution of several thousands of dollars from this one-day event. All funds raised through Life for Lunch go directly to research.

Often referred to as the “great masquerader” because its symptoms mimic many other diseases, neuroblastoma is the most common solid tumor in children, second only to brain tumors. Among the most aggressive of cancers, the survival rate among children is 30 percent if the cancer spreads to other parts of the body. To learn more about the Lunch for Life program, go to

Culver’s restaurants are independently owned and operated in more than 290 locations in 15 states across the nation. The owner/operator concept has been a cornerstone of growth for Culver’s since the first location opened in Sauk City, Wis., on July 18, 1984. Culver’s invests deeply in partnerships and programs, including its VIP college and technical school scholarship program, the annual Day of Warmth, and countless other franchise-driven local efforts.

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From the Sept. 21-27, 2005, issue

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