Papa John's Donates More Than $74,000 to Siteman

Siteman Director Timothy Eberlein, MD, (far right) and Siteman cancer prevention expert Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH, (second from right) accept the check from Papa John's PIzza at a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game.

May 21, 2013 – Area Papa John's restaurants recently presented a check for $74,272 to the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

The donation is the result of an ongoing Papa John's promotion offering 40 percent off of regular menu prices at the day after a St. Louis Cardinals victory. To claim the discount, use the promo code "CARDSWIN." Papa John's donates 10 percent of the sale price to a Siteman fund for innovative research aimed at advancing therapies for patients.

"The Siteman Cancer Center is leading the way in performing innovative research and clinical studies that lead to new, more personalized cancer treatments, says Timothy Eberlein, Siteman's director. "The support by Papa John's helps us accomplish these goals in an era of cutbacks to federal funding for cancer research. We are more dependent on the generosity of our many terrific supporters - like Papa John's. 

Lynn McQuillen, Papa John's vice president of operations, says the company is happy to help Siteman fund early-stage research that may not qualify yet for traditional grant funding.

"Papa John's proudly supports the innovative work of Siteman researchers on behalf of cancer patients in Missouri and beyond," he says.