Papa Murphy's Supports Pediatric Patients and Families Through CBS EcoMedia's WellnessAd Program

Papa Murphy's Supports Pediatric Patients and Families Through CBS EcoMedia's WellnessAd Program

Seven Healthcare Facilities in the Seattle-area to Receive Starlight Children's Foundation® Wish List Items, Improving the Life and Health of Many Kids and Families.
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 2:00pm


CONTENT: Press Release

SEATTLE, Wash., July 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Papa Murphy’s, the fifth largest pizza chain in the country, teamed up for a third year with Starlight Children’s Foundation through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, to support Seattle-area pediatric patients at seven healthcare facilities.

This year, Papa Murphy’s funding will support Starlight Wish Lists at seven Seattle-area healthcare facilities, fulfilling critical unmet needs. Over the past two years, Papa Murphy’s has supported Starlight CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program. Papa Murphy’s funding provided the healing power of play through Starlight Fun Center® mobile entertainment units and Starlight® Tablets to pediatric patients across Seattle hospitals.

The Starlight Wish List is a program of Starlight Children’s Foundation, a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Hospitals, clinics, specialty camps and other nonprofit healthcare facilities are able to register on the Wish List platform and request Starlight programs and other items that will improve the life and health of the kids and families they serve. Wish List items are specific to the healthcare facility’s needs and may include: arts and crafts, games, instruments, toys, apparel, books, electronics, Starlight Tablets, or Starlight Fun Center units.

“As doctors and nurses work to treat medical conditions and search for cures, Starlight improves the comfort and care of kids and families from hospital to home,” said Jacquie Hart, Starlight Global CEO. “We applaud Papa Murphy’s for their commitment to changing lives in their community, and we are proud to partner with them on transforming the healthcare experience for medically fragile children and their families in the Seattle area.” 

The healthcare facilities receiving Starlight Wish List items are: Camp Korey, The Goodtimes Project, Harborview Medical Center, Prime Health Clinic, Providence St. Peter Hospital, University of Washington Medical Center, and Valley Medical Center.

The Goodtimes Project is a Starlight-partnered specialty camp that will receive Starlight Wish List items through Papa Murphy’s funding. The Goodtimes Project provides weeklong residential camp programs for cancer patients, survivors, and their siblings ages 7-17. To recognize Papa Murphy’s support, The Goodtimes Project, Starlight Children’s Foundation and CBS EcoMedia hosted a dedication at the camp. As a surprise for campers, Papa Murphy’s representatives provided all the kids, staff and volunteers at The Goodtimes Project with a pizza lunch.

"We are proud to support Starlight Children's Foundation for a third year in a row," said Todd Mulvahill, President of Papa Murphy's Seattle Co-Op. "We provided Starlight Fun Centers and Tablets at Seattle-area hospitals over the past two years and this year, we wanted to give back to another impactful Starlight program— the Starlight Wish List Program. Making a difference in our local community is important to Papa Murphy's and we look forward to continuing our support of children and families in the greater Seattle area."

“We are tremendously thankful to Papa Murphy’s for their continued support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation for a third year, through our WellnessAd program,” said Paul Polizzotto, Founder and President, EcoMedia. “Papa Murphy’s funding will help enhance the lives of pediatric patients and families across the Seattle area.”


About Papa Murphy’s

Papa Murphy's Holdings, Inc. the largest Take 'N' Bake pizza chain in the United States, selling fresh, hand-crafted pizzas ready for customers to bake at home. The company was founded in 1981 and currently operates over 1,400 franchised and corporate-owned fresh pizza stores in 38 States, Canada and United Arab Emirates. Papa Murphy's core purpose is to bring all families together through food people love with a goal to create fun, convenient and fulfilling family dinners. In addition to scratch-made pizzas, the company offers a growing menu of grab 'n' go items, including salads, sides and desserts. For more information, visit Find Papa Murphy’s on Facebook at


About Starlight Children’s Foundation

Founded in 1982, Starlight Children’s Foundation is a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year. To learn more, visit, or follow us on at StarlightChildrensFoundation and on Twitter @StarlightOnline.


About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

EcoMedia was founded in 2002 by social entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto. The company’s mission is to harness the power of the advertising dollar to make tangible, quality of life improvements in communities nationwide. In 2010, after successfully partnering on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia was acquired by CBS Corporation, exponentially scaling its reach across television, radio, interactive, and publishing media. 

Through EcoMedia’s patent-pending EducationAd, WellnessAd, EcoAd, and Viewers to Volunteers advertising programs, national brands and local businesses provide millions of dollars in financial support to some of the nation’s most effective nonprofit organizations, funding critical veterans, education, wellness, and environmental projects nationwide. 

EcoMedia’s innovative and proprietary business model has fundamentally altered the advertising and nonprofit landscapes, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.

EcoMedia has earned numerous awards and recognitions for its work, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence in Public Private Partnerships (2009), Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact (2012, 2013), and the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award,” which honors individual and organizational leaders who are doing extraordinary work to advance the common good and strengthen their communities.

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By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd, EducationAd, and Viewers to Volunteers advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


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