Help charity fight cancer through Shelton Burger King program

Customers can help fight cancer from July 28 to Sept. 7 by contributing $1 to the Jimmy Fund through the “A Chance for Kids & Families” program at participating Burger King restaurants in the Northeast, including the one in Shelton at 902 Bridgeport Ave.

With each contribution, customers will receive a promotion card guaranteed to be a winner, with prizes ranging from a vacation to theme park tickets, and an oil change to Burger King food items.

Cancer touches every family’

“Cancer touches every family and it means a great deal to the Burger King community to be able to work toward saving lives and furthering critical cancer research through this program,” said Jim Froio, Burger King franchisee and New England Franchisee Association president.

During the last 14 years, participating Burger King restaurants have raised more than $11.4 million for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The 370 participating restaurants are in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Suzanne Fountain, director of the Jimmy Fund, said money raised through the Burger King program “are invaluable in funding cancer care and research at Dana-Farber.”

Some of the specific prizes available on the promotion cards are an all-inclusive trip from TNT Vacations Powered by Funjet Vacations, American Airlines miles, and Valvoline Instant Oil Change discounts and free services.

About Burger King and the Jimmy Fund

Founded in 1954, Burger King is the second largest fast-food hamburger chain in the world. There are more than 12,500 locations serving over 11 million guests daily in 81 countries. About 90% of Burger King restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees.

The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It was started in 1948; learn more about the charity at