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America's Greenest Restaurant Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

America's Greenest Restaurant Goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pizza Fusion will donate portions of their profits throughout the month of October to Susan G. Komen For The Cure to support the fight against breast cancer.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) September 12, 2007

Pizza Fusion (www. pizzafusion. com), the leader in the organic restaurant sector and environmental restaurant practices, recently announced that for the month of October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, they'll be donating 15% of the revenue from three of their popular specialty pizzas, including Sausage and Tri-Color Peppers, Artichoke and Red Peppers, and Organic Veggie Medley, to the Susan G. Komen For The Cure, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate (www. komenmiaftl. org).

"We're absolutely thrilled with Pizza Fusion's commitment to support the fight for a cure for breast cancer," Bobbi Meyers, executive director of the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Susan G. Komen For The Cure affiliate, states. "Through awareness and funding from such socially responsible organizations as Pizza Fusion, support, research and medical advancements necessary for putting an end to breast cancer are made possible. We're thrilled to align ourselves with Pizza Fusion in fighting this terrible disease."

According to a study published in The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry (http://pubs. acs. org/cgi-bin/sample. cgi/jafcau/2003/51/i05/html/jf020635c. html (http://pubs. acs. org/cgi-bin/sample. cgi/jafcau/2003/51/i05/html/jf020635c. html)), organic fruit and vegetables that are not treated with pest-fighting chemicals may contain up to 60 percent more cancer-fighting phytochemicals. After studying the effect on three different types of produce, the researchers found that food grown without pesticides and herbicides contained between 19 and 60 percent more flavonoids, a particular kind of phytochemical with certain cancer-fighting properties. These foods were compared to food produced in the conventional way.

"Cancer is a major health epidemic today. We're very pleased to extend our philanthropic reach to supporting the advancement for a cure," Vaughan Lazar, CEO and co-founder of Pizza Fusion, explains. "Furthermore, Susan G. Komen For The Cure is a tremendous organization with a wonderful cause that we're very proud to partner with in contributing to the fight against breast cancer."

About Susan G. Komen For The Cure:
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.

About Pizza Fusion:
Founded in February of 2006, Pizza Fusion leads a new niche market by combining an eclectic 98% organic menu with a detail-oriented environmental business approach in chic LEED certified fast casual environments. Pizza Fusion serves gourmet pizzas, focaccia sandwiches, salads, desserts, beers, wines and more in their purest form - untainted by artificial additives, such as sweeteners, pesticides, preservatives, antibiotics and hormones. Pizza Fusion took their green business concept national in February of this year with the launch of their franchise program. Today, with 50 franchises opening in six states, Pizza Fusion is setting new standards for the fast casual industry and sustainable business practices as a whole. For additional information, visit: www. pizzafusion. com.

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Eric Haley
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Pizza Fusion
6555 Powerline Rd., Suite 101
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Office: (954) 449-7244
Fax: (954) 449-4957