VHG Fundraiser Supported Local Cause “Score for a Cure”
PLYMOUTH, Mass. (November 15, 2022) - The Viscariello Hospitality Group (VHG) would like to thank the generous patrons who donated to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October at our six Mamma Mia’s restaurants (Plymouth, Pinehills, Marshfield, Carver, Hanover, and Kingston), Carmela’s in Kingston, and ThreeV in Plymouth’s Cordage Park.
VHG restaurants raised $1,808 for Score for a Cure, a local all-volunteer run non-profit organization that fundraises through their annual Score for a Cure Soccer Tournament. Their mission is to support eastern Massachusetts breast cancer-related programs and assist women diagnosed with breast cancer that are currently undergoing treatment for the disease.
“This cause is very near and dear to our hearts, as our family has been negatively impacted by this life threatening disease over the years,” said Gina Viscariello Albanese, Co-Owner of VHG. “We admire Score for a Cure’s story about how they came together to support those who have been affected by breast cancer. Their story inspired us to help them reach their goals and through the generosity of our patrons and the efforts of our employees, we are proud to submit this donation to Score for a Cure. We will continue these efforts around the South Shore for years to come and we are committed to making this a priority for the Viscariello Hospitality Group.”
Score for a Cure was founded in 2009 after four women on one soccer team were diagnosed with breast cancer. These four women joined forces to raise money to support this cause. The soccer tournament has grown each year with an average of 50 teams from six states participating annually.
Score for a Cure was a vision of Liisa Budge-Johnson and Gail Cloughertys. Patti Davis, Colleen Kudrikow, and Missy Bateman were the original board members supporting and leading the charity. All four of these women are from the Kingston and Plymouth areas.
Sadly, after a long, courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer, Budge-Johnson passed away in 2018. The current board consists of Kudrikow, Davis, and Bateman, and new member, Amy Crawford.
“We have all lost friends, teammates, and parents to this disease and we wanted to do something to help others,” said Bateman. “It means so much that the Viscarello Hospitality Group raised money for our organization for the month of October! We are humbled and thankful for all your support.”
Mamma Mia’s, Carmela’s, and ThreeV offered patrons three ways to give back to the cause. Each restaurant crafted a special “Pink Drink” themed around the fundraiser and $1 of every “Pink Drink” purchase was donated to the cause. Restaurants also accepted direct donations from patrons when paying their bills and ordering online.