Make A Difference Day to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer March 28

Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants throughout the DFW area will offer FREE subs on Wednesday, March 28, in a grand finale for the third-annual March Month of Giving fundraising campaign for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer.  The fund-raising finale has been dubbed Make A Difference Day , and all 19 DFW Jersey Mike’s restaurants will give customers a free regular sub in exchange for a $2 donation to the charity, although the hope is that people will give more. (Please share this story with three friends today to help the charity.)

Since March 1, DFW Jersey Mike’s restaurants have contributed 25 cents for each regular sub sold and 50 cents for each giant sub sold to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer, a local non-profit dedicated to raising money and awareness for pediatric cancer research and to providing hope and support to children battling cancer.
DFW residents can make a difference for local pediatric cancer patients by eating a sub at any of the 19 DFW Jersey Mike’s locations through Wednesday, March 28, and can make an even bigger difference by spreading the word and bringing friends, family and co-workers to any DFW Jersey Mike’s on Make A Difference Day, Wednesday, March 28.
The Month of Giving campaign has raised a total of $125,000 over the last two years for Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer which has been used to fund research trials investigating new treatment options for two types of childhood cancers, medulloblastoma and neuroblastoma and to expand the WOKC Buddy Bag program which reaches out to children admitted for cancer treatment at Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Cook Children’s Medical Center Fort Worth.
“We can’t thank our customers enough for their generosity this past month,” said Steve Zeigler, Jersey Mike’s multi-unit franchisee.  “Our goal is to really make Jersey Mike’s Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer Day on March 28 a great event for the community we serve while raising as much money as possible for a great cause.  The money we raise will help save children’s lives and we’re hoping to exceed the $13,500 raised last year in our 2 stores.”
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Democrats gathering to talk about election, maps, convention

The Texas Democratic Women of Collin County will meet at the Frisco at the Preston Ridge campus of Collin College from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.

The primary in Texas will be May 29, and the April meeting will be at  9700 Wade Blvd., in Rm. J113. Women in attendance will learn how the new maps will affect them and will find out how to become a delegate at the County Convention on April 21 without going to a precinct caucus.

Learn more at www.collindems.us or e-mail events@tdwcc.org.

On The Square’s downtown McKinney update

On The Square has some nice spring photos and good info on what’s happening in downtown McKinney.

Check out these tidbits from On The Square, then click on over to see the fantastic photos and information.

  • Heirlooms has moved into the space where The Sample Shop used to be. The new space looks great.
  •  The Pantry had a sign up recently that they were hiring.
  • LifeStyles Nutrition (“Shakes on the Square”) is no longer in their space on Tennessee and Virginia.
  • The space that was Scrappy Chic and then The Anomaly Shop is now being converted to office space.
  •  The old Church on Davis & Benge Streets has been purchased, and my understanding is that it will be occupied by a new congregation, don’t know what denomination.
  •  There is a sign up for a “Piano Dojo” on Davis Street across from Cafe Malaga. Can’t find a link for them and haven’t thought to snap a picture yet.
  •  The old bakery building on N. Tennessee is fully remodeled and waiting for tenants.
  • The space next to Benavidez Tennis Shoes on Tennessee Street has a “SOLD” sign up. No news on plans.
  • There is an On-Street Bicycle Master Plan going before the City Council on April 3rd. Bike Friendly McKinney has put together a petition to show citizen support. There was recently a horrible accident, and we lost a bicyclist to a drunk driver over on Heritage.  Our hearts go out to the surviving spouse.

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