The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 20, 2013

Local Business Teams-Up With Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to “Give Today For More Tomorrows”

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 — A six-year-old girl who goes through more in a day than most of us could handle in a year is the inspiration for her family in Charlotte to raise money to find a cure for cystic fibrosis. That’s why Chris and Sally Ware, the new owners of Papa Murphy’s of Charlotte, are celebrating their grand opening on Saturday, March 2, by hosting a “Fueling the Fun and Adding Tomorrows” event that will raise money to help create more birthdays for not only their child, but other local children and families living with this disease.


“Our young daughter, Vivian, has cystic fibrosis and this disease has changed all of our lives. This community has given my family so much support since Vivian’s diagnosis that we really want to give back as part of our grand opening celebration,”says Sally Ware, owner of the new Papa Murphy’s of Charlotte. “Vivian is a vibrant six-year-old who has taken this disease in stride. In honor of her, we started “Team Vivi” as part of the CFF’s annual Great Strides Walk.  The money we raise goes toward research in hopes of one day finding a cure, and allowing all of our children with this disease the chance to celebrate more birthdays and create more memories.”


In honor of Vivian, the Wares are raising money by hosting a “Fueling the Fun and Adding Tomorrows” event at Ballantyne Elementary on Saturday, March 2 (details below). With every lap each child completes, the Wares will donate $1 to Team Vivi to help find a cure for cystic fibrosis.

They will also donate 15% of their sales at their new Papa Murphy’s store (located at 16015 Lancaster Highway, Suite C, in Charlotte), from March 2 through March 9, in Vivian’s name to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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