Unique Partnership Increases Awareness and Funds to Combat Cancer
“Tuesday, February 23 was the day and Pazzo Pomodoro, the cantina style restaurant in Clarksburg was the place for a truly successful beginning of a partnership among St. Anne’s Episcopal Church of Damascus, Pazzo Pomodoro of Clarksburg, and Myers Team at Re/Max Realty Services of Rockville to support the American Cancer Society Relay for Life,” St. Anne’s Rector The Reverend Lee Davis announced today. “Outreach takes many forms and supporting cancer awareness and fundraising is one of them,” said Davis. “We’re proud to be part of a community that recognizes that and participates.”
According to Davis, Pazzo Pomodoro, donated 10% of its daily sales to the Relay for Life teams sponsored by St. Anne’s and Re/Max for cancer awareness and research. When asked about his restaurant’s support, Marcello Ferrigno, Pazzo Pomodoro’s general manager said, “We’re more than just a great restaurant; we’re part of this community. Using our delicious home style Italian cooking is the best way we can imagine to support St. Anne’s, Relay for Life, and the important work they are doing.” Once the day's receipts were calculated, Pazzo Pomodoro made a generous donation of $500 to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
Also attending was Montgomery County Councilman Craig Rice (District 2), who said, "It’s important to understand job creation and how it stabilizes communities. And it’s also vital to consider how our community entities – faith, business, and non-profit – can come together to achieve community goals. I applaud this effort.” “The Relay for Life teams from St. Anne’s and Re/Max are sacrificing their time and energy for this wonderful cause,” concluded Davis. “This event enables their friends and neighbors to support a really worthy effort.”