Schlotzsky’s Steps Up to Support JDRF

 

From October 1 through November 3, Schlotzsky’s wants you to Step Up! to help us support JDRF so we can find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). Drop by any Schlotzsky’s restaurant during this time and donate just one dollar to JDRF and you’ll get a coupon for a dollar off your next purchase at Schlotzsky’s. It’s that simple! Help us raise funds for JDRF, get a coupon and walk away feeling good!

Founded in 1970, JDRF (formally Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) is the world’s largest charitable funder of type 1 diabetes research, having raised more than $1.6 billion in research funds since its inception. T1D is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with T1D have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump – each day, every day of their lives.

“We were extremely selective when identifying a national charitable cause that our brand could support system wide. Our organization is happy to be working with JDRF to fund essential research toward type 1 diabetes,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s. “This decision was more than an act of corporate philanthropy; this was the alignment of two organizations that are passionate about helping those with this disease. As a supporting partner, our goal is to raise $250,000 that will help efforts in finding better treatments and a cure for T1D.”

Schlotzsky’s Joins with JDRF as Brand’s National Charitable Partner

National fast casual concept becomes supporting partner and sets to raise $100,000 to fund type 1 diabetes research

AUSTIN, Texas, July 9, 2012 – Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original® round toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, today announced a national partnership with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), to raise $100,000 toward the organization’s efforts to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes (T1D) and its complications.

“We were extremely selective when identifying a national charitable cause that our brand could support system wide. Our organization is happy to be working with JDRF to fund essential research toward type 1 diabetes,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s “This decision was more than an act of corporate philanthropy; this was the alignment of two organizations that are passionate about helping those with this disease. As a supporting partner, our goal is to raise $100,000 that will help efforts in finding better treatments and a cure for type 1 diabetes.”

Throughout the year, Schlotzsky’s will have numerous opportunities to raise funds for JDRF both on a national and local level through in-store fundraisers, diabetes walks, galas, sneaker programs, and much more. As part of becoming a major partner in the initiative to fight diabetes, Schlotzsky’s joins an exclusive group of corporate partners.

“We are thrilled to partner with a company whose values are aligned with the mission of our organization,” said Mania Boyder, JDRF’s executive vice president, development. “We look forward to growing our relationship with Schlotzsky’s in the fight against type 1 diabetes.”

Founded in 1970, JDRF is the world’s largest charitable funder ofT1D research, having raised more than $1.6 billion in research funds since its inception. JDRF is focused on improving the lives of all people with T1D, at all ages and at all stages of the disease.  As many as three million Americans may have T1D, and 85 percent of those living with the disease are adults. Each year, more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults—approximately 80 people per day—are diagnosed with the disease in the United States.

 Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that can strike at any age, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump – each day, every day of their lives. People with diabetes must carefully balance their food intake and exercise to regulate blood sugar levels, which is why having options when dining out is so important.

For more information or to find the nearest Schlotzsky’s location, visit www.schlotzskys.com.

Schlotzsky’s Kicks Off 29th Annual Bun Run® Registration with T-Shirt Design Contest

5k Charity Event for Austin’s YMBL Sunshine Camps, T-shirt Design Winner Will Receive $1,000

AUSTIN, Texas – (March 14, 2011) Austin’s very own Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original® round toasted sandwich and famous Fresh-from-Scratch® buns, has announced its 29th Annual Bun Run®, scheduled for Sunday, May 1. The longest-running 5k in Austin’s history will get a fun jump-start with a T-shirt design contest that will reward one lucky winner with a $1,000 check.

Through March 24, 2011, Schlotzsky’s will accept designs for the Schlotzsky’s 2011 Bun Run T-shirt. Judges will then select five T-shirt designs based on the most creative, and which best reflect the Schlotzsky’s brand, to showcase online at www.bunrun.com from March 28 to April 10, 2011. The winning artist with the most public votes will receive $1,000 and recognition on the day of the race, as well as have thousands of race participants and volunteers sporting his or her design on their official, long-sleeve Bun Run T-shirt.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to further engage the Austin community by giving individuals a chance to show off their creative side and be recognized for it,” said Kelly Roddy, president of Schlotzsky’s.  “We look forward to announcing the T-shirt design winner as well as seeing many new and familiar faces race day.”

Hosting more than 5,000 runners, walkers and joggers, as well as a few four-legged friends, Schlotzsky’s Annual Bun Run began in 1982, with the goal to become more involved in the Austin community. Through a partnership with the Young Men’s Business League (YMBL), the race has raised an average of $50,000 throughout the years with all proceeds benefiting the Austin YMBL Sunshine Camps, a program for at-risk and disadvantaged youths.

“The Young Men’s Business League is a wonderful group of individuals who come together to put on a great 5k race that benefits our youth,” added Roddy. “We couldn’t be more pleased to raise proceeds for the Sunshine Camps.”

The 29th Annual Schlotzsky’s Bun Run will take place Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. CT at South First Street in Austin, near Auditorium Shores. Additional events during the Schlotzsky’s Bun Run include the race day expo and the Lil’ Bun Run 1k that starts at 7:30 a.m. As an added treat, Schlotzsky’s will stay true to its fun, quirky and unique roots by setting up stations along the race route known as “The Taste of Schlotzsky’s.” The first station will host the brand’s made-from-scratch bread, and the other will feature Schlotzsky’s mouth-watering samples of Cinnabon® Classic Rolls.

For complete details about the Schlotzsky’s 29th Annual Bun Run and T-shirt contest, please visit www.bunrun.com.


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