Barro’s Pizza, Pepsi raising money for pediatric cancer

Barro’s Pizza partnered with Pepsi to donate some proceeds to the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children (Photos courtesy Barro’s Pizza)

Family-owned Barro’s Pizza and Pepsi are teaming up for the fourth year this June to raise money for those affected by pediatric cancer.

Next month, all Barro’s Pizza locations will donate proceeds up to $40,000 from the sale of any lunch special to the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children, a local nonprofit that helps Arizona families with the high costs and challenging logistics while caring for their children during cancer treatment.

There is an array of daily lunch specials starting at 10:30 a.m. at all locations, including 24762 N. Lake Pleasant Parkway (at Happy Valley Road), Peoria.

Peoria’s hours are: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday; 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and lunch hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 623-866-5600 or visit

“Helping others in our community is paramount to our family and our business,” said Bruce Barro, owner of Barro’s Pizza. “We are constantly looking for ways to make a difference in our community so, in June, we will donate all proceeds from the sales of any lunch special purchased to help families that have children battling cancer.”

Scottsdale Airpark-based Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children was founded by Chrisie Funari after she lost her young daughter, Ava, to stage four neuroblastoma, an aggressive form of pediatric cancer. Funari traveled the country seeking the best treatments and care for Ava.

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.

“Barro’s Pizza goes to such great lengths each year to support our mission,” Funari said. “We are so thankful for their generosity each summer. The money donated will help cover expenses associated with a child’s cancer diagnosis, provide Sunshine Packs filled with items that provide comfort and fun while undergoing treatment and emotional and financial support for end of life.”