Lazy Dog donates $10,000 to fight cancer; announces new fundraiser

Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar recently announced the results of its third annual “Bark for the Cure” campaign, and the participation in a new fundraiser that allows guests to easily contribute to worthy causes.

Lazy Dog recently donated $10,000 to the St. Jude Crosson Comprehensive Cancer Center and Kathryn T. McCarty Breast Cancer Center of Southern California.

The funds were borne out of this year’s “Bark for the Cure” campaign, which took place in September and October.

The chain also announced participation in Round It Up America.

Round It Up America is an initiative that makes it easy for credit and debit card customers to donate to charitable organizations simply by rounding up their bill to the nearest dollar.

Those extra few cents are collected and distributed to select charitable organizations, including Teach for America, the program’s primary beneficiary.

Teach For America is a non-profit organization committed to building a team of leaders equipped to provide kids growing up in poverty with an excellent education.

That’s in addition to providing the equivalent of 30 warm meals for the hungry through Foodbank of Southern California for each $25 gift card purchased through December 31.

Lazy Dog will also give guests a bonus $5 gift card for each $25 in gift cards purchased through that date.

Last year’s gift card campaign netted $15,180 to the food bank, or the equivalent of one million hot meals.

Click here to learn more about Lazy Dog’s involvement with Round It Up America. For more information on the gift card promotion, click here.

Lazy Dog’s Inland Empire locations include Rancho Cucamonga (11560 Fourth St.) and Temecula (40754 Winchester Road).