Fight cancer while having a burger

Burger King customers can help fight cancer from through Sept. 2 by contributing $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the A Chance for Kids & Families program at participating Burger King restaurants in six New England states and throughout Metro New York. Local restaurants are at  902 Bridgeport Ave. in Shelton, 20 Pershing Drive in Ansonia, 540 New Haven Ave. in Derby and 1540 Barnum Ave. in Stratford.

With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card guaranteed to be a winner with prizes ranging from an all-inclusive trip from TNT Vacations Powered by Funjet Vacations, American Airlines miles, and theme park tickets, to prizes from Burger King, Aubuchon Hardware and Old Navy.

“The Burger King family around the world is dedicated to making a difference in the communities in which we work and live,” said Jim Froio, Burger King franchisee and president, New England Association. “Cancer touches so many lives and A Chance for Kids & Families helps support the fine work done at Dana-Farber ridding the world of cancer. We are happy to continue our support of this program and look forward to supporting it in the future.”

In the last 13 years, participating Burger King restaurants have raised more than $10.9 million for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Burger King restaurants in New England that will participate in the campaign include: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Metro New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

For more information about the Jimmy Fund or A Chance for Kids & Families, including official rules and an alternate method of entry, visit a participating Burger King restaurant, visit, or call the Jimmy Fund at 617-582-9675.