7th Annual Pizza Benefit for Cynthia’s Challenge
Yankee Smokehouse and Wild Hog Pizzeria is gearing up for our 7th Annual Pizza Benefit for Cynthia’s Challenge, a local organization that helps ease the financial burden placed upon families of children with specialty medical needs. Join us on Wednesday, March 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. We will donate $5 from every large pizza and $3 from every small pizza. Be sure to mention Cynthia’s Challenge when placing your pizza order. While you’re here, don’t forget to purchase tickets for our raffle, which includes some amazing prizes from local businesses, concert and sports tickets, and more! All proceeds will benefit Cynthia’s Challenge.
About Cynthia’s Challenge
Since 2014, Cynthia’s Challenge has supported local children with specialty medical needs and their families. The organization is named in honor of Cynthia Verrill, the first beneficiary of the proceeds raised from its annual 24-hour ski-a-thon at King Pine Ski Area. To date, $316,000 has been raised.This year’s ski-a-thon will take place Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14. Learn more/register.
Feeding the Community
Yankee Smokehouse and its staff will be donating and serving lunch to over 300 Cynthia’s Challenge skiers and volunteers again this year. “It’s a tremendous honor to support this amazing organization,” says Yankee Smokehouse and Wildhog Pizzeria owner Joseph Ferreira. A longstanding volunteer with the organization, Ferreira currently serves as president of its board of directors.
Meet Evelynn Bunnell
This year’s Cynthia Challenge beneficiary is 15-year-old Evelynn Bunnell of Tuftonboro. A Kingswood Regional High School student, Evelynn suffers from quadriplegia, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, secondary and extreme prematurity, vision abnormalities, cognitive Impairments, anxiety, and ADHD. The organization hopes to raise $65,000 from this year’s fundraising activities to purchase a wheelchair-accessible van for Evelynn and her family.