Emmy-award winning actress and St. Jude celebrity ambassador, Sofia Vergara, will once again join forces with Buca di Beppo, the authentic, family-style Italian restaurant, for the second installment of Meatballs 4 Niños, a charitable campaign that supports St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Meatballs 4 Niños launched nationwide September 26.
Sharing a common mission, Vergara and Buca are dedicated to making an impact, boosting awareness and raising funds to support St. Jude. Drawing upon its commitment to the family experience, Buca di Beppo will donate $1 to St. Jude for every lunch and dinner meatball meal purchased.
As a St. Jude celebrity ambassador, Vergara is passionate about health and wellness for children and families. Because of supporters like Buca di Beppo, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.
“We’re honored to be partnering again with Sofia to raise money for such an important organization,” says Robert Earl, chairman and founder of Planet Hollywood International. “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does everything possible to save the lives of children fighting cancer, and they freely share their research breakthroughs with other doctors around the world, which helps save kids in communities everywhere. Every donation matters, so why not help raise money for pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases while enjoying a meal.”
“It means so much to me that one of my favorite restaurants is supporting a cause so dear to me,” adds Vergara. “We were able to help so many families with the success of the first ‘Meatballs 4 Niños’ program, it’s an honor to be able to help even more families in need. I hope everyone will visit Buca di Beppo to experience their amazing meatballs and support St. Jude.”
Made from the highest-quality ingredients and slow-cooked in fresh marinara sauce, Buca di Beppo is best known for their half-pound, mouth-watering meatballs, which are made fresh daily.