Big Bill’s New York Pizza’s “9/11 Day of Giving” is an annual fundraiser where on the entire day of September 11, guests are asked to make a donation in exchange for their food and drinks at the restaurant. Customers generally donate three to four times what their visit would have normally cost, with all the funds going to Colorado cancer organizations through the JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation. The entire restaurant staff donates their salary, time and tips for the day. Vendors donate supplies and Ficke covers any extra hard cost.

 

“Every year when we make our gifts is easily one of the best days of the year for us,” said Dan Ficke. “Everybody involved with Big Bill’s works so hard to make 9/11 a success, and our customers are so generous, their giving is beyond our imagination. To present these checks and to know these great organizations are going to go on helping people going through something very tough like we did just brings it all full circle for my Dad and me. Because of my mom JoAnn, we know first hand about the great work these organizations do, and each one is making a huge positive impact. We are extremely proud to support them.”

 

Here are summaries from past years:

2018 Gifts included (tying the record of $160,000!):

  • $45,000: Cancer League of Colorado
  • $35,000: Ray of Hope Cancer Foundation
  • $30,000: Rocky Mountain Blood Cancer Assistance
  • $25,000: Children's Hospital
  • $10,000: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  • $10,000: Colon Cancer Alliance

 

 

 

 

2017 Gifts included:

  • $30,000: Cancer League of Colorado
  • $30,000: Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
  • $30,000: Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance
  • $30,000: Children's Hospital
  • $10,000: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  • $10,000: Colon Cancer Alliance

 

 

 

 

2016 Gifts included:

  • $30,000: Cancer League of Colorado
  • $30,000: Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
  • $30,000: Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance
  • $10,000: Children's Hospital
  • $10,000: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  • $10,000: Colon Cancer Alliance

 

 

 

 

2015 Gifts included:

  • $30,000: Cancer League of Colorado
  • $30,000: Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
  • $30,000: Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance
  • $10,000: Children's Hospital
  • $10,000: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  • $10,000: Colon Cancer Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Gifts included:

  • $30,000: Cancer League of Colorado
  • $30,000: Colorado Blood Cancer Institute
  • $30,000: Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance
  • $15,000: Children's Hospital
  • $10,000: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Gifts set a record at $160,000:

  • $45,000: Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Assistance Fund
  • $45,000: Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance
  • $45,000: Cancer League of Colorado
  • $15,000: Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • $10,000: Colorado Ovarian Cancer Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Gifts included:

  • $30,000 to the Rocky Mountain Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Assistance Fund
  • $30,000 to the Cancer League of Colorado
  • $30,000 to Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance
  • $10,000 to the Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance
  • $10,000 to the Children’s Hospital Foundation

 

 

2011 brings Foundation's first six-figure donation day

 

A breakdown of the JoAnn B. Ficke Cancer Foundation’s support:

  • $50,000 to the Rocky Mountain Bone Marrow Transplant Patient Assistance Fund
  • $30,000 to the Cancer League of Colorado
  • $30,000 to Rocky Mountain Cancer Assistance.
  • $10,000 to Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance

 

 

 

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