Vito's Express Hosting Fundraiser for Dublin Boy Fighting Cancer Today

The Dublin pizza restaurant is giving 30 percent of its proceeds Tuesday to the Sadaghiani family, whose 8-year-old son, Sirous, is battling cancer.

When hearing that Dublin 8-year-old Sirous Sadaghiani was battling cancer, Tara Magnuson knew she needed to do something.

Magnuson has worked with students at John Green Elementary School, including Sirous and his siblings. With a son the same age, she couldn't imagine what Sirous' parents were going through. She wanted to help, and today she is.

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Vito's Pizza, where Magnuson works part-time, is hosting an all-day fundraiser for the Sadaghinani family on Tuesday. Thirty percent of sales are going to the Sadaghinani family and more two dozen donated items will be auctioned to raise money for the family.

"This is a child," said Magnuson, who organized the fundraiser. "As a community, we wanted to help any way we can. Maybe we can't help Sirous, but we can help the family to make it a little easier."

Magnuson brought up the idea of having a fundraiser to Vito's owners, Scott Bolin and Benny Di Giallorenzo, and they jumped at the idea.

"They have gone above and beyond," Magnuson said. "They're changing the layout of the restaurant to fit more people and approached friends to donate things for the raffle. They deserve a lot of credit."

On the Vito's Fundraiser Facebook page, more than 160 people said they are going and as many as 400 people are expected.

This is just the lastest fundraiser for the family.

Last Friday, a bake sale at John Green Elementary School for the Sadaghinani family, organized by Karen Whittle Szurgot, sold out within 30 minutes.

Vito's is located on 4060 Grafton Street, Dublin, and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Irene Padnos January 23, 2013 at 06:00 AM
Fantastic event!! Thank you Vito's for supporting Sirous and our community!!
Pleasanton Mom January 23, 2013 at 06:27 PM
This does not surprise me. We've eaten here a few times and have loved everything about Vito's. There's just a super positive vibe with friendly staff and great food. Their support of this event makes sense. I don't know the owners, but I like what they have created and appreciate that they are not supporting those in their community. I missed the fundraiser, but was there last week and they have a collection glass set up. If you want to donate and show your appreciation to this business, I'm guessing the glass is still there. Bravo Vito's.
Pleasanton Mom January 23, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Oops, meant "now supporting those in their community".


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