Today, on Stand Up To Cancer Day, we’re taking a look back at the history of the Lou Malnati’s Cancer Research Fund.
Starting in 1971, Lou and Jean Malnati hosted their first annual charity event to raise a scholarship fund for a local athlete that would play football at Wake Forest University, in the name of famous Chicago Bear Brian Piccolo, who passed away from cancer. After Lou also fell victim to cancer in 1978, Jean transformed this dinner into the Lou Malnati’s Cancer Research Benefit.
The benefit will take place on Saturday, September 23rd at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows. All proceeds from the event benefit:
Donations to the Lou Malnati’s Cancer Research Fund can be made at any Lou Malnati’s pizzeria or online at www.lmcb.org. Sponsorships, raffle tickets, and tickets to the event are also available for purchase online.
Questions about the benefit? Leave a comment or contact us – we would love to hear from you.
We are excited to announce that our Park Ridge pizzeria is now open at 11am every day for carryout, delivery, and catering!
We look forward to satisfying all of your lunchtime pizza cravings!
There’s nothing quite like that streeeeeeeeeetch of mozzarella cheese on a Lou Malnati’s deep dish pizza!
Customers stopping by the restaurant to dine-in or pick up dinner spun a prize wheel for a chance to score some Lou’s swag, including gift cards, Lou’s shirts, frozen pizzas, and more!
Heidi has been battling a terminal illness called Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis since age three. The heartfelt story began earlier this week when Chance the Rapper, who is a regular Lou Malnati’s customer, heard of Heidi’s situation from the Lou Malnati’s management team. He went out of his way to ensure the teen had tickets to the Coldplay concert in Chicago Thursday night. From there, Martin was made aware of her situation and love for the band, and adjusted his travel plans to make time to visit with her.
They spent time together at the Lou Malnati’s located near Midway Airport, where Hernandez is employed.
“I met Chris Martin and it all feels like a dream. He was really encouraging me to not give up and told me I was awesome and to always remember that,” says Hernandez after their visit.