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"Dine to Donate" at Regional Applebee's and Benefit Families at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


WHO: 15 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar locations in the region.

WHAT: On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, people will have the opportunity to donate 15 percent of their Applebee's bill towards Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation's Pennies from Heaven fund. The fund-raising event is part of Apple American Group's (AAG) "Dining to Donate" program.

Applebee's also will have Children's pin-ups, note cards and bracelets on sale at participating restaurants leading up to the event, with proceeds going to the fund.

WHY: Children's Pennies from Heaven fund was created by Jon and Joni Perry after their son was admitted to Children's. The fund's purpose is to ease the financial hardship on families with children admitted to Children's so that parents can be with their sons and daughters in the hospital.

Each of the four programs offered by Pennies from Heaven focuses on a different area of concern including daily expenses, travel expenses, assistance for siblings and more. Pennies from Heaven is supported solely by charitable contributions.

Applebee's goal is to contribute $25,000 to Pennies from Heaven. Nationwide, AAG donates about $1 million and 500,000 associate hours annually helping communities. "Dining to Donate" is one of many programs designed to help schools, clubs and other non-profit organizations.

WHEN: Wednesday Nov. 8, 2006, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


Altoona, 110 Logan Valley Mall, Altoona, PA 16602, 814-941-7171

Chippewa, 850 Chippewa Town Ctr., Beaver Falls, PA 15010, 724-847-2660

Cranberry, 1685 Route 228, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066, 724-742-8668

Edgewood Town Center, 1601 S. Braddock Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15218, 412-731-9782

Greentree, 2101 Greentree Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15220, 412-276-9166

Johnstown, 425 Galleria Dr., Johnstown, PA 15904, 814-269-4500

Monaca, 3944 Brodhead Rd., Monaca, PA 15061, 724-728-0751

Morgantown, 1065 Van Voorhis Rd., Morgantown, WV 26505, 304-599-3733

North Hills Village Mall, 4801 McKnight Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15237, 412-369-8418

Penn Center, 3440 William Penn Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15235, 412-823-3363

Peters Township, 4039 Washington Rd., McMurray, PA 15317, 724-942-4870

Robinson, 6570 Rt. 60 Steubenville Pk., Pittsburgh, PA 15205, 412-494-9331

State College, 12 Colonnade Way, State College, PA 16803, 814-235-3890

Trinity Point, 1004 Trinity Point, Washington, PA 15301, 724-342-3979

West Mifflin, 2045 Lebanon Church Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15122, 412-653-9437

Editor's Note: Please visit for a list of participating Applebee's restaurants.

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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