Pizza Hut Restaurants support Walk to Cure Diabetes

Company raised more than $59,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

The Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes was held June 12 in Abbotsford. Pizza Hut Restaurants have been recognized for their support of the cause.

The Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes was held June 12 in Abbotsford. Pizza Hut Restaurants have been recognized for their support of the cause.

Pizza Hut Restaurants LP has announced that raised just over $59,000 from the 2016  Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes.

The event was held at several locations across B.C., including at Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford on June 12 in suppport of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

The money donated by Pizza Hut came from the donations of customers, managers and team members who purchased paper sneakers and participated in fundraising events leading up to the walk in June.

This marks the ninth year of Pizza Hut’s involvement with the Telus Walk to Cure Diabetes and brings the total funds raised to more than $200,000.

All monies raised by Pizza Hut go to JDRF which is dedicated to preventing, treating and finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

JDRF funds research on a worldwide basis to ensure the best research is moving us closer to a cure. There are over 300,000 Canadians living with Type 1 diabetes, and the estimated cost to the health care system will be as high as $16 billion by 2020.

A total of 46 Pizza Huts across B.C. participated in this year’s fundraising efforts.

JDRF has also recognized PH Restaurants for their fundraising efforts this year, a 21 per cent increase from the previous year, by awarding them the 2016 Steppin’ Up Corporate Achievement Award.