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Iconic pop culture brand aims to "Stomp Out Cancer" in honor of its 70th anniversary by raising $70,000 for LLS through a lemonade Stomp-A-Thon on April 21 at Hot Dog on a Stick's Muscle Beach location in Santa Monica. Mario Lopez to appear.
ATLANTA - April 4, 2016 - Hot Dog on a Stick is turning the big 7-0, and to celebrate its platinum anniversary, the beloved brand is on a mission to help "Stomp Out Cancer" by raising $70,000 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). On Thursday, April 21, Hot Dog on a Stick will host a Celebrity Stomp-A-Thon from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at its original Muscle Beach location in Santa Monica. Current and former Hotdoggers (employees), celebrities (including Mario Lopez of Extra and Saved by the Bell fame), VIPs, LLS honored heroes and the general public are invited to help raise funds and awareness for LLS by continuously hand-stomping the brand's famous fresh lemonade for seven hours.
The Stomp-A-Thon will feature appearances from special guests, a DJ, lemonade samples, and giveaways of one free stick item per customer. All information including donation and registration can be found at http://events.lls.org/pages/home/stompathon. You can register to stomp at the event, raise money to help fund lifesaving cancer research, or virtually stomp your support by making a onetime donation. Supporters are also encouraged to share information about the Stomp-A-Thon via their social media channels. An easy way to do this is by sharing and RSVPing to the Stomp-A-Thon Facebook event.
"This year marks a milestone anniversary for Hot Dog on a Stick and we wanted to celebrate our 70 years in business by raising awareness and funds for an inspiring organization like LLS - in a way only Hot Dog on a Stick can," said Lisa Merrell, Vice President of Hot Dog on a Stick. "We hope our fans will join in the fun by participating in our Stomp-A-Thon and if they can't make it, generously contribute an online donation to virtually show their support for a great cause."
Hot Dog on a Stick was established in 1946 in Southern California and is operated by Global Franchise Group, LLC (GFG). Since 2012, GFG brands, which also include Great American Cookies®, Marble Slab Creamery®, MaggieMoo's Ice Cream & Treatery®, and Pretzelmaker®, have proudly raised more than $1.4 million for LLS.
Notes to Editors:
About Hot Dog on a Stick™ - www.hotdogonastick.com
About Global Franchise Group, LLC - www.globalfranchise.com
About Leukemia & Lymphoma Society - www.LLS.org