Applebee’s launches Komen for the Cure fundraiser

Guests who dine at any of the Apple Gold Group Applebee’s 21 locations in Oklahoma and Arkansas have the opportunity to donate a minimum of $1 to The Central Oklahoma, Tulsa and Arkansas Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure in a special franchise promotion running September 8 through October 12.

For their generosity, guests will be recognized with their name written on a paper Komen Running Ribbon hung prominently in the restaurant, or can create an “In Memory Of” special Komen Running Ribbon.  Local businesses are encouraged to donate and will be recognized on a special “Golden Donor” area in the restaurant.

“We are proud to come together and support the notable efforts of Susan G. Komen for the Cure,” said Michael Olander, President and CEO of Apple Gold Group.  “Applebee’s continuously strives to be a good neighbor in the communities in which we operate, and our fundraiser for Komen for the Cure offers an excellent opportunity for us to do this.”

In just five weeks with their 21 restaurants, Apple Gold Group has set a goal of raising $40,000. The fundraiser will run until October 12th, and coincides with the start of October, known nationally as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Thanks to local fundraisers like this, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested nearly $1 billion to become the largest source of non-profit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®, the organization has invested more than $1 billion to fulfill its promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.  To learn more, click here.

Apple Gold, Inc., one of the first five Applebee’s Franchisees, was founded in 1984 to develop and operate Applebee’s restaurants in North Carolina.  The first Neighborhood Grill and Bar opened in Cary, North Carolina in 1985 and by 1994, Apple Gold had grown to 17 restaurants across North Carolina.  In 1995, the company expanded its efforts to Oklahoma, and in 1996 the company broke ground on new Applebee’s Restaurants in 1997.  To date, Apple Gold Group operates more than 70 restaurants across the three states and continues to work toward being the leading casual dining industry. For more information on Apple Gold Group, click here.