Liam, the son of Josh Hansen the General Manager of the Dion’s on High Resort Blvd. in Rio Rancho, was diagnosed with Leukemia in April. When Liam was diagnosed, many Dion’s employees gathered to support the Hansen Family. When Hansen was asked how Dion’s could help, he said his family wanted to give back to the Children’s Cancer Fund of NM by collecting toys to donate.
Hansen said, “We were first introduced to CCFNM during our initial stay in the hospital when Liam was diagnosed. Part of its mission is to provide a reward for children while they battle their cancer treatments. Liam’s weekly visits to the hospital are difficult, scary, and emotionally draining for him. He looks forward to stopping by the CCFNM Toy Closet after each visit. Receiving a small toy or prize always puts a big smile on his face and it helps him get through his treatments. CCFNM also brings toys to Liam’s two older sisters, making them feel included.”
Mark Herman, CEO of Dion’s, said, “Josh has been with Dion’s for over 16 years. His family is our family and we want to help however we can.”
Dion’s is helping the Hansen family to collect toys to be donated in Liam’s name to the CCFNM Toy Closet. “Some of the toys that Liam has enjoyed receiving have been toy cars and action figures. If you are able to donate, please remember toys for little boys as well as little girls who are battling cancer, and prizes or gift cards for teens,” said Hansen.
Small toys and gift cards are being collected at the Dion’s Home Office at 8525 Jefferson NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113. Donations will be accepted starting Wednesday July 26, 2017 through the end of September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Dion’s is known for its tasty pizza and world famous Ranch dressing, as well as providing opportunities for its employees and communities to flourish. Two years in a row it has been ranked as a top-five quick-service restaurant in the nation based on overall experience by Sandelman and Associates. Dion’s was founded in 1978 by Jon Patten and Bill Scott in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 39 years, the company has grown to 23 stores and 1,600 employees in three states. For more information, visit www.dions.com or call 505-858-1010, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DionsPizza, Twitter: @dionspizza or Instagram: www.instagram.com/dionspizza.