For the last 4 years I've been the guest auctioneer for Look Park at their annual Summer Auction. It raises money for programs in the park. The highest bid every year comes for naming & creating rights for a pizza on the menu at Joe's in Northampton. For the last 5 years the bid has gone to the same man... last night he was out bid by Carla Cosenzi from Country Nissan, Country Hyundai, & Northampton Volkswagen. I have to say it was so intense it made me sweat! It was of course all in good fun and for two good causes. The bid gives back to Look Park, but the pizza will give back to the creators charity of choice.
Carla will be working with Meg the owner of Joe's to craft the pizza... no word yet on what it will be, but it will be on the menu for a year. Proceeds from the sale of her pizza will go to a charity of her choice. My assumption is it will be going towards Dana Farber specifically for brain tumor research.
The Cosenzi's started giving back to Dana Farber after the passing of their father Tom in 2009. For the last 7 years they've put on the "Tom Cosenzi Driving For The Cure Golf Tournement" which has raised to date about $700,000 for Dana Farber & brain cancer research.
KUDOS for giving back in a big way! Can't wait to see what pizza is created for the cause!
Info on the annual golf tournament - This year it will be held on August 21st
Check out Carla chatting with Mass Appeal a few years back about her and her families mission to raise money for research!