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How to enjoy Italian food and help support pancreatic cancer research
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For the Forsyth County News

From 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant in south Forsyth County will be rolling out the red carpet and showing its appreciation to the community with the restaurant’s 10th annual Customer Appreciation Day celebration.

According to a press release from the restaurant, local residents can enjoy an afternoon of live music, games and complimentary food while raising funds and awareness for a local nonprofit, Purple Pansies Inc.

Purple Pansies, according to the release, funds research for pancreatic cancer prevention and treatment, and was started by Casa Nuova co-founder Maria Fundora in memory of her mother, Iluminada Milian, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2007.

“Our mission statement is to increase awareness about pancreatic cancer, to help fund development of an early detection test, and to help families that are affected by pancreatic cancer like my family was,” Fundora said in the release.

Proceeds from the event will enable Purple Pansies to sustain its ongoing mission of funding research for The Translational Genomics Research Institute.

“Last year’s campaign raised $250,000, and this year, Purple Pansies sets a goal of $500,000 for their campaign,” the release states.

Find out more about Purple Pansies and Casa Nuova’s customer appreciation day by visiting purplepansies.org.