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Seattle Area Fundraiser Benefitting the Starlight Children’s Foundation

Date Posted: February 03, 2014

Franchise owners at 96 Papa Murphy’s locations in the Seattle-area are celebrating the Valentine’s Day holiday this year with the “From the Heart” fundraiser benefitting Starlight Children’s Foundation®. The goal of the campaign is to raise a maximum of $36,000 that will be donated to Starlight to support its array of programs that improve the hospital experience for kids and families.

For each original HeartBaker® Pizza sold in Seattle during February 3-14, participating stores will donate one dollar to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, a global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. The donation will help Starlight fill unmet needs at hospitals and other care facilities providing pediatric care through the charity’s signature programs such as Starlight® Tablets, Starlight® Fun Center® mobile entertainment units and Starlight® Wish Lists. Seattle-area customers are encouraged to help Papa Murphy’s reach the $36,000 maximum goal by purchasing a HeartBaker Pizza.

“We are excited that Papa Murphy’s has made a commitment to help improve the life and health of kids and families through its HeartBaker promotion,” said Jacqueline Hart-Ibrahim, Global CEO of Starlight Children’s Foundation. “With 1 in 4 kids in the United States suffering from a chronic illness, Starlight is working to expand the reach of our vital programs locally and around the world. Partnerships like this one with Papa Murphy’s help to increase awareness and bring more programs to local communities like Seattle.”

“Papa Murphy’s local franchise owners have a huge heart for Starlight Children’s Foundation,” said local Papa Murphy’s franchise owner and Co-op President Todd Mulvahill. “Our core purpose is bringing families together through food people love. Supporting Starlight Children’s Foundation just makes sense for our community.”

The beloved HeartBaker Pizza is a celebrating its 30th year of bringing love to Valentine’s tables across the country and is a special home-baked tradition offered exclusively by Papa Murphy’s. The Papa Murphy’s Co-op is promoting the “From the Heart” campaign through local print, television and radio ads, as well as social media.

About Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy’s Pizza has been voted “America’s Most Craveable Pizza” through an NRN Consumer Picks survey. The company currently operates more than 1,425 franchised and corporate-owned fresh pizza stores in 37 States, Canada and United Arab Emirates. Papa Murphy’s core purpose is bringing families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of grab ‘n’ go items, including salads, sides and desserts. Love at 425°. For more information, visit Find Papa Murphy’s on Facebook at

About Starlight Children’s Foundation

Established in 1983, Starlight Children’s Foundation has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and pediatric hospitals in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year. To learn more, visit, or follow us at Facebook and Twitter.