ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 24 Domino's Pizza (NYSE: DPZ), therecognized world leader in pizza delivery, is gearing up to raise dough forthe kids of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital during its fifth annualThanks and Giving campaign. Domino's customers will have the opportunity tomake a donation at point of purchase to benefit the children of St. Jude.Donations can be made when ordering over the phone or when ordering online atwww.dominos.com. The campaign begins today and runs through December 31, 2008.
Domino's has raised nearly $4 million since they began participating inthe Thanks and Giving campaign in 2005. This year, Domino's goal is to raise$1.5 million during the Thanks and Giving campaign to support the lifesavingresearch taking place at St. Jude. Domino's is proud to join other retail andcorporate sponsors in an effort to ask consumers across the country to "Givethanks for the healthy kids in your life, and give to those who are not."
"St. Jude delivers breakthrough discoveries that lead to lifesaving curesfor children and their families around the world," said David A. Brandon,Domino's Pizza Chairman and CEO. "Now, more than ever, Thanks and Givingdollars are needed for the children of St. Jude and adding a dollar or two toan order can be life changing. I hope that each and every customer will helpthe kids of St. Jude by adding just a little more to their orders and helpingchildren with cancer and other diseases have the best chance at life."
St. Jude is one of the world's premier centers for the research andtreatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. Everyresearch breakthrough at St. Jude is freely shared with the scientificcommunity worldwide, impacting the lives of children in communities across thecountry and around the world.
"The children of St. Jude, their Moms and Dads and I are thrilled towelcome back Domino's Pizza to the St. Jude Children's Research HospitalThanks and Giving campaign," said Marlo Thomas, National Outreach Director forSt. Jude. "Domino's is dedicated to this holiday campaign to help ensure thatSt. Jude can continue the lifesaving research and care that has brought hopeto so many families."
About Domino's Pizza(R)
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizzadelivery. Domino's is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "DPZ." Through itsprimarily locally-owned and operated franchised system, Domino's operates anetwork of 8,726 franchised and Company-owned stores in the United States and60 international markets. The Domino's Pizza(R) brand, named a Megabrand byAdvertising Age magazine, had global retail sales of over $5.4 billion in2007, comprised of $3.2 billion domestically and $2.2 billion internationally.During the third quarter of 2008, the Domino's Pizza(R) brand had globalretail sales of $1.3 billion, comprised of approximately $683 milliondomestically and approximately $583 million internationally. Domino's Pizzawas named "Chain of the Year" by Pizza Today magazine, the leading publicationof the pizza industry. Customers can place orders online in English andSpanish by visiting www.dominos.com or from a Web-enabled cell phone byvisiting mobile.dominos.com. More information on the Company, in English andSpanish, can be found on the Web at www.dominos.com Domino's Pizza. You Got 30Minutes(TM).
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is internationally recognized forits pioneering work in finding cures and saving children with cancer and othercatastrophic diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer centerto be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National CancerInstitute. Founded by late entertainer Danny Thomas and based in Memphis,Tenn., St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medicalcommunities around the world. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer researchcenter where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. Nochild is ever denied treatment because of the family's inability to pay. St.Jude is financially supported by ALSAC, its fundraising organization. For moreinformation, please visit www.stjude.org.
Customers are encouraged to participate in the Thanks and Giving campaignby:-- Shopping where you see the St. Jude Thanks and Giving logo -- a magnifying glass set against a bright green background, which symbolizes the ongoing search for cures at St. Jude. Visit www.stjude.org for a list of participating partners. -- Adding a donation at the check-out counter. -- Purchasing specialty merchandise at participating partners to benefit St. Jude. -- Donating online at www.stjude.org or by calling 1-800-4STJUDE. You can also make a donation in memory or honor of a loved one and send a special Thanks and Giving holiday tribute card.
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