On Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Jersey Mike’s Subs, a New Jersey based sub sandwich shop, will open a location in Napa at 627 Trancas Street. During opening week (August 25-September 3), the shop will donate a portion of sales to Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center’s Cancer Care Wellness Program and Caregiver Support Funds. Through this fundraiser, Jersey Mike’s expects to donate up to $15,000 to the Queen. The Caregiver Support Fund provides resources to help support staff during COVID surges and other crises that contribute to burnout. The Cancer Wellness Program helps patients recover and restore physically, mentally and emotionally.
As part of the fundraiser, the sub sandwich shop is offering e-coupon (below) that can be printed out and used as many times you would like between August 25 and September 3. For each coupon redeemed, Jersey Mike’s will donate $2.00 to Queen of the Valley Foundation.
Owner of the new eatery, Jhing Lacsamana, decided to pursue this venture after leaving her role as chief financial officer for a construction company. Together with her brother, Robert Garcia, who will be the general manager, the two were inspired to bring Jersey Mike’s to Napa based on the brand’s philanthropic focus and pride in high-quality ingredients. Jhing and Robert’s mother, Purificacion Garcia, was treated at Queen of the Valley for throat cancer almost 20 years ago. Jhing remembers driving her mother from Fairfield to Napa because her family believed Queen of the Valley was the best place for her mother’s treatment.
“I remember flying in from Japan, where my husband was stationed at the time, to drive mom to Queen with my toddler daughter in tow. Though my mother passed away in 2002, the Queen has always been in my heart, and I want to give back through this donation,” she said. “It is in Jersey Mike’s culture to give, and that is why we’re bringing this mission to Napa – to return the compassion that was given to our mom. Not only do we plan on having a long-lasting relationship with Queen of the Valley, we are also hoping to extend our reach and aid to the community as a whole.”
“As a breast cancer survivor, I am especially touched by the generous support of this grateful family member of one of our former cancer patients,” said Elaine John, president and CEO of Queen of the Valley Foundation. “The Queen’s caregivers are exceptional: having this funding will also play such an important part in helping staff keep a positive attitude as frontline responders during surges in volumes caused by COVID and area fires. It will help care for our caregivers, as they care for our patients and all those in need.”
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