Mokena Aurelio’s Accepts New Toy Donations for Cruising for a Cause’s Toy Drive to Benefit Hope Children’s Hospital

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Mokena, IL, November 9, 2012 – Aurelio’s Pizza Mokena is collecting new toys on behalf of Cruising for a Cause from now until Friday, December 7 to benefit children at Hope Children’s Hospital.

Who:                     Aurelio’s Pizza Mokena

What:                    Cruising for a Cause Toy Donation

When:                   Friday, November 9, 2012 until Friday, December 7, 2012

Where:                 Aurelio’s Mokena

                            19836 Wolf Rd.
                            Mokena, IL, 60448



Aurelio’s Pizza Mokena is accepting new toy donations on behalf of Cruising for a Cause to benefit children at Hope Children’s Hospital from now until Friday, December 7. Aurelio’s encourages diners to bring in new toys and place them in the Cruising for a Cause drop box. Cruising for a Cause will pick up the drop box on December 7 and distribute the toys to children at Hope the week of December 10 as an early holiday present.  Cruising for a Cause will accept most new toys with the exclusion of stuffed animals.


About Cruising for a Cause:

Cruising For A Cause is a 501C3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veterans, local communities and families in need. Since the organization’s inception in 2010, we have raised tens-of-thousands of dollars through various fundraisers and events including food drives, toy drives, dinners and benefits. If you would like more information on Cruising for a Cause or would like to discuss donation opportunities please contact Chris Metzger at (708) 261-5640 or visit www.cruisingforacause.org.


About Advocate Hope Children's Hospital:
Located on the campus of Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Hope Children's Hospital opened in 1996 with a vision: to provide state-of-the-art pediatric care to children throughout the region and Midwest. Since then, the hospital has grown to include more than 150 pediatricians. Many of the hospital's physicians, nurses and caregivers are nationally noted in such fields as cancer care, particularly childhood leukemia; pediatric cardiology and cardiac surgery, treatment of high-risk infants, endocrinology and general surgery. The 69-bed hospital also is internationally noted for pioneering advances in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric heart disease. Hope Children's Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, which is recognized as one of the leading national health care networks. Hope Children's Hospital is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Center. Magnet status represents the highest honor in the nursing profession. To obtain more information or to visit our newsroom, log on to www.advocatehealth.com/hope.


About Aurelio’s:

With a history as rich and entrenched in the community as the pizza it’s famous for, the very first Aurelio’s restaurant opened on Ridge Road in Homewood, as the pride and joy of Joseph A. Aurelio, Jr. who decided to give it a go as a restaurateur at the age of 26. With its legendary “old oven” dating back to 1959 in its Homewood location, Aurelio’s was one of the pioneers of the Family Pizzeria concept in the United States and helped to launch pizza into the American lexicon. Since that time, Aurelio’s has become one of Chicagoland’s claims to fame. And, transplanted Chicagoans all over the map have helped to bring their favorite pizzeria franchise to 43 cities across six states, growing a strong fan base for the taste of Aurelio’s. For additional information, please visit: www.aureliospizza.com.


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