Dallas-based Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar and its more than 50 franchise locations raised nearly $60,0000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) during its annual Boston’s Cares campaign.

The campaign supports the organization’s efforts in funding critical research toward finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. During the annual fundraiser, Boston’s restaurants across the U.S. sold thousands of heart-shaped items, including 16,860 pizzas, 2,652 mini dipper appetizers, 4,775 chocolate amoré desserts, and 28,843 paper valentines. An additional $2,954 was raised through local events held at various Boston’s locations across the country.

Boston’s donated all proceeds from the paper hearts and $1 from each food item sold to JDRF research. This was the third year the U.S. Boston’s restaurant system partnered with JDRF to raise awareness and funding for the treatment and cure of type 1 diabetes.

This tradition was started 12 years ago by its parent company, Boston Pizza in Canada. In this time, the U.S. Boston’s Valentine’s promotion has raised nearly $200,000 for JDRF.

Fundraisers like Boston’s Cares support JDRF’s funding of progressive research to develop and discover new drugs and devices to cure, treat, and prevent type 1 diabetes.

Industry News, Philanthropy