Koibito Poké Raises Money for Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children
By Erica Shipione -
Tuesday Oct 25, 2022
Last month, Koibito Poké raised $1,128 for children and families affected by pediatric cancer across Arizona. The local poké restaurant partnered with Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children in September for Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the month of September, all four Valley Koibito Poké locations donated $2 from every Signature Bowl sold to the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. The local non-profit’s mission is to provide social, emotional and financial support for families managing the health and well-being of a loved one with pediatric cancer. Money raised through the promotion will provide immediate assistance to cover expenses associated with a child's cancer diagnosis, provide K9 therapy and counselling, birthday gifts, art classes, and overall emotional and financial support.
“We were beyond excited and blessed to be able to use Koibito Poké to help an amazing organization like Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children,” says Madison Stottlemyre, Vice President of Koibito Poké. “We want to thank all of our guests who ordered a Signature Bowl in September to make this donation possible.”
Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children was founded in 2013 by Chrisie Funari, who lost her young daughter, Ava, to cancer. In 2014, Funari’s personal experience inspired her to launch Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children which offers everything from navigating hospitals, providing financial assistance and other support needed by families.
“We are so grateful to have a local business like Koibito Poké understand and support our mission during Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month,” says Chrisie Funari, president and founder of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. “The generous donation from Koibito Poké makes a large impact and allows us to offer our programs free of charge to 275 families annually.”
Founded in 2018, Koibito Poké is the leading Arizona poké restaurant influenced by traditional Hawaiian and Japanese flavors and ingredients. Koibito Poké (Koibito meaning “love” in Japanese) to show their bodies some love — by providing them with fresh, clean whole foods that are good for them and taste good too. Koibito Poké is co-founded by former MLB Pitcher and three-time World Champion Todd Stottlemyre who has led the brand’s expansion throughout Arizona. The restaurant is expanding its concept with franchises across the country. For more information, visit http://www.koibitopoke.com.
About Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children:
Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation whose mission is to provide social, emotional and financial support for families managing the health and well-being of a loved one with pediatric cancer. We pride ourselves on providing practical support directly to families. For more information, visit http://www.azcancerfoundation.org