Florida-based Metro Diner donates over $145K to National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

The South Tampa location raised nearly $2,800 alone.

click to enlarge (L to R)- Al Silva, Metro Diner Chief Legal Officer and NPCF Board Member; David Frazer, NPCF CEO; Carl Sahlsten, Metro Diner CEO and Alex Sullivan, Metro Diner Head of Real Estate and NPCF Board Member - C/O METRO DINER
C/O METRO DINER
(L to R)- Al Silva, Metro Diner Chief Legal Officer and NPCF Board Member; David Frazer, NPCF CEO; Carl Sahlsten, Metro Diner CEO and Alex Sullivan, Metro Diner Head of Real Estate and NPCF Board Member

Recently, Metro Diner has done a lot more than just serve up fried chicken and omelets. Alongside the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that funds research for clinical trials in order to help find a faster cure for childhood cancer, the Florida-based chain is helping change the fate of children diagnosed with cancer 

For the second year now, Metro Diner and the NPCF have teamed up in order to raise money in an effort to eliminate pediatric cancer, with the help of Metro Diner guests.

Throughout September, all Metro Diner locations gave guests the opportunity to round-up their check to the nearest dollar, in increments of either $1, $2, or $5. Nearly 80,000 customers contributed and all funds went directly to research, which can affect about 43 children per day, ultimately helping 15,780 children nationally. 

Between the 71 diners nationwide, Metro Diner raised $145,303 during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, with the South Tampa location raising nearly raising $2,800 alone. The fat check was presented to NPCF on Wednesday, November 6. 

Who knew a scoop of good karma would come as a side with a plate of chicken and waffles?

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