HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)-Chili's is sponsoring Hawaii's first St. Jude "Give Thanks Walk" on November 19, 2011 in Waikele.
Chili's Grill & Bar: "Create-A-Pepper"
About the September Promotion:
• Chili's in Hawaii and across the nation are helping to fight cancer by raising money for St. Jude Children's
• People in Hawaii can help by visiting their participating Chili's® Grill & Bar and taking part in the Create-APepper
to Fight Childhood Cancer campaign.
• The campaign lasts throughout September, which is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
• It's especially important for folks in Hawaii to go to their local Chili's on Monday, Sept. 26 because
restaurants will donate 100 percent of net profits from that day to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
• To date, Chili's in Hawaii has donated more than $50 thousand dollars to St. Jude (and Chili's nationwide
has donated $35 million).
• There are multiple ways guests can get involved, including making a donation to decorate a coloring sheet
of Chili's signature pepper logo. The coloring sheets will be displayed in restaurants throughout September.
• Guests may purchase several in-restaurant merchandise items including a HOPE slap band for $4 or a
Create-A-Pepper T-shirt for $12.
• New to the campaign is Pass-A-Pepper for Hope, an incentive program which encourages guests' friends and
family to donate to St. Jude online through their unique code. The more donations a guest earns, the more
incentives they receive, including free Chili's food. Full details can be found at www.createapepper.com.
• Additionally, guests may visit www.createapepper.com to learn more about the campaign, design an
interactive coloring sheet or purchase Create-A-Pepper merchandise.
About the Chili's Care Center:
• The Chili's Care Center opened Nov. 14, 2007, and became the first medical building on the St. Jude
campus to bear the name of a St. Jude corporate partner.
• The Chili's Care Center houses up-to-date diagnostic imaging devices, 18 impatient rooms, a brain tumor
clinic and research and lab space.
• The seven-occupied story, 340,000-square-foot facility combines 21st century imaging and treatment
technology with St. Jude's almost half-century approach to medical research: putting patients and scientists
in the same building to fast-track the translation of new knowledge into better care for children.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:
• St. Jude opened in 1962 and was founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Its mission is to find cures
for children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude has
treated children from all 50 states and from around the world.
• During the past five years, 81 cents of every dollar received has supported the research and treatment at St.
• St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments not covered by
insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay.
• St. Jude's scientific discoveries are freely shared with scientific and medical communities throughout the
world. These discoveries are instrumental to improving care for children around the world.
• In 1962, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common form of childhood cancer, was
4 percent. Today, the survival rate for this once deadly disease is 94 percent thanks to research and
treatment protocols developed at St. Jude. Overall, cancer survival rates have risen from 20 percent to 80
• The daily operating cost for St. Jude is $1.7 million, which is primarily covered by public contributions
including promotions like the Create-A-Pepper campaign that helps to continue the hospital's lifesaving
St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. Honolulu
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
• St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's mission is to find cures for children with cancer and other
catastrophic diseases through research and treatment
• St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world
• St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by
insurance. No child is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay
• In the past 5 years 83 cents of every dollar received has supported research and treatment at St. Jude
St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.
• On Saturday, November 19, 2011, supporters of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in more than 70
communities across the country will join together to participate in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.
• The St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk will be held at the Waikele Shopping Center.
• The walk is an exciting family-friendly 5K walk to raise money for the children of St. Jude
• Registration is completely free and participants are encouraged to collect donations and raise money for St.
• The St. Jude representative for Honolulu is Lynette Hizon. Do you mind if I share your contact information
with her so she can contact you on how you can get involved? She will be in town the first week of July and
would love to meet with you.
• For more information visit www.givethankswalk.org or contact Lynette Hizon at (800) 227-6737 or email