Babbo Day of Giving Benefits the Seena Magowitz Foundation
Staff Reports | Digital Free Press
Babbo Italian Eatery is hosting its first-ever ‘Baseball for Babbo’ Day of Giving event on June 15.
All eight Valley Babbo Italian Eatery locations will donate 100% of profits made that day to the Seena Magowitz Foundation and its support of pancreatic cancer research, representatives of the effort say.
In addition, the Ken Pollack family and Roger Magowitz will each match funds raised up to $50,000.
This event is foremost a loving tribute to the founder of Babbo Italian Eatery, the late Ken Pollack. Mr. Pollack was a passionate baseball fan who lost his battle to pancreatic cancer in late 2022. Babbo means ‘daddy’ in Italian and Mr. Pollack was that leading figure to his staff and loved ones.
“‘If you give you will get, and if you get you should give,’ was my Dad’s quote. This event is the perfect way for us to honor his legacy and live by his moto,” said Marketing Director of Babbo Italian Eatery Taylor Schultz.
Pancreatic cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths with an average 5-year survival rate. The Seena Magowitz Foundation aims to defeat pancreatic cancer, maximize awareness and extend the quality of life for pancreatic cancer patients.
“The foundation accepts the challenge in pursuit of an eventual cure,” said the founder and CEO of The Seena Magowitz Foundation, Roger Magowitz. “We thank Babbo Italian Eatery for their desire and commitment to raise funds for pancreatic cancer research, done by the brightest, most innovative minds in medical science.”
Valley residents can enjoy a meal from Babbo Italian Eatery, dine in or take out on June 15 to support the legacy of Ken Pollack and pancreatic cancer research. Donations to the Seena Magowitz Foundation can also be made by visiting the foundation’s website HERE.