Sgt. Pepperoni’s Continues Annual Julian’s Lego Corner Donation
Erica, Lauren and Paige Roberts of Sgt Pepperoni’s Pizza Store Deliver Donation of Over $16,000 to Andrea and Rich Dunn for Julian’s LEGO Corner at CHOC
In honor of September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, customers were encouraged to bring new LEGO kits to the Newport Beach pizzeria. Additionally, guests were asked to make cash donations to support the cause.
Profits from from the September Pizza of the Month (2019: The Quattro Formaggi, 2020: The Shroom Pie) and the sale of Sweet Things Desserts were also added to the donation.
Sweet Things is a collection of New York style cheesecake, cupcakes, and select treats available at Sgt. Pepperoni’s. These items are available year-round in the grab and go case and by special order.
A community service project spearheaded by Lauren Roberts and her Pacifica Christian classmates, Sweet Things had its origins as a lemonade stand. At five years old, Lauren and classmates sold lemonade and cotton candy on Balboa to support Julian’s treatment. Over time, the concept evolved into the sale of baked goods on behalf of Julian’s Lego Corner.
What is Julian’s Lego Corner?
Julian’s Lego Corner was created to honor the memory of the late Julian Dunn.
Julian, who battled cancer, was a classmate of the Roberts’ daughter, Lauren.
Throughout Dunn’s treatment at CHOC, he busied himself with LEGO toys. These toys allowed him to spend more time being a child, and less time focused on his medical treatments.
Today, CHOC patients with serious illnesses can receive new LEGO kits to play with while they undergo medical care.
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