Barro’s hosting pediatric cancer fundraiser

Last year, Barro’s Pizza donated $40,000 to the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. From left are Mike Barro, Ken Barro, Chrisie Funari and Bruce Barro. (Barro’s Pizza/Submitted)

Family-owned and -operated Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are teaming up for the eighth year this June to raise funds for the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, a local nonprofit whose mission is to help Arizona families with the high costs and challenging logistics while caring for their children during cancer treatment.

With its continued commitment to helping the local community, throughout June all Barro’s Pizza locations in Arizona will donate to the foundation proceeds, up to $40,000, from the sale of any lunch special. Guests can choose from a selection of specials. Lunch hours vary by location.

“We look forward to this fundraiser every year,” said Ken Barro, co-owner of Barro’s Pizza. “Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children has been instrumental in helping so many Arizona families during a very trying time. Thanks to our loyal customers, we’ve raised more than $221,000 to date and are excited to support them again this year.”

Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children was founded in 2013 by Chrisie Funari after she lost her young daughter, Ava, to cancer. Funari traveled the country seeking the best treatment and care for her daughter. Knowing the struggle and the toll it takes on the family, Funari started the organization to empower families by ensuring they have a secure place to live, access to medical treatment and continued support. They have since helped hundreds of local families and will continue to help more and more families each year.

“We are so grateful for Barro’s Pizza’s continued support,” said Funari, president and founder of Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children.

“Their contribution has had a significant impact on our ability to provide critical services and support to children and their families affected by cancer. We can’t thank them enough for their commitment to our cause and for making a difference in the lives of those who need it most. We are proud to have partners like Barro’s Pizza in our community.”

Barro’s Pizza has several Arizona locations, including 410 N. Wilmot Road, Tucson, and 5884 W. Arizona Pavilions Drive, Tucson. For more information, visit

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