Babbo Italian Eatery celebrated its 20th anniversary on Thursday, April 7, with the grand opening of its Goodyear location and a Day of Giving to benefit the Seena Magowitz Foundation. The community came together to support this important cause with all Babbo locations donating 100% of profits on April 7 in support of pancreatic cancer research.
“We are so grateful to the community for their support of Babbo’s Day of Giving,” said marketing director of Babbo Italian Eatery, Taylor Schultz. “Our family is deeply invested in the mission, work, and research of the Seena Magowitz Foundation. We honor those who have fought and who are still fighting pancreatic cancer.”
The Seena Magowitz Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to the awareness, prevention, and cure of pancreatic cancer. It works to fund the leading edge of translational pancreatic cancer research and pilot trials. The Foundation focuses on the development and delivery of new treatments. Their vision is inspiring vigilance and keen awareness on how people can minimize the risk of getting the most brutal of cancers with the lowest average 5-year+ survival rate of all cancers.
“The foundation accepts the challenge in pursuit of an eventual cure,” said the founder and CEO of The Seena Magowitz Foundation, Roger E. Magowitz. “We thank Babbo Italian Eatery for their desire and commitment to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research by the brightest, most innovative minds in medical science.”
Funds raised on Babbo’s Day of Giving were matched by the local family-owned business, as well as by Roger E. Magowitz personally. Donations to the Seena Magowitz Foundation can still be made by visiting the foundation’s website or Babbo’s donation page.
Babbo Italian Eatery, celebrating its 20th year in business, is a local family-owned restaurant with eight locations across the Valley (Glendale, Queen Creek, Cave Creek, Scottsdale, Mesa, Surprise, Phoenix, and Goodyear). Babbo is known for its innovative Italian cuisine in a casual, family friendly atmosphere. The menu features an eclectic selection of classic and contemporary dishes, with a focus on fresh ingredients and house-crafted recipes.
The Seena Magowitz Foundation is the face and voice of pancreatic cancer. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded by Roger E. Magowitz in honor of his mother, Seena Magowitz, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2001. The Seena Magowitz Foundation is entering its 20th year of funding pancreatic cancer research and pilot trials.