Zingerman’s Deli Offers a Sandwich to Benefit the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation

Eight dollars will be donated for every ChadWink sandwich purchased

A local nonprofit is highlighted at the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses  each month. 

September’s focus will be on ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. This organization works to fund research to discover effective treatments for pediatric brain cancer.

In order to support ChadTough this month, Zingerman’s Deli will be serving the ChadWink, a sandwich named after the foundation. 

Ann Arbor parents Jason and Tammi Carr partnered with Mark and Jenny Mosier from Maryland to form the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation. Both parents lost their sons to diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) at a young age. Chad Carr was 5-year-old and Michael Mosier was 6-year-old when they lost their battle to this disease in 2015.

The parents behind the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation are dedicated to changing the outcomes for families whose child receives a pediatric brain cancer diagnosis. 

The idea of the ChadWink sandwich first came to be after Zingerman’s Deli donated a create-a-sandwich opportunity to a ChadTough benefit auction. 

The winning bidders of this auction additionally offered to donate $2 for every ChadWink sandwich sold to ChadTough. This idea was well received and led to the Deli and others to decide to also commit to donating $2 for each sandwich sold. 

With the help of generous supporters of the Zatkoff Family Legacy Fund, the Glick family, author and philanthropist Mitch Albom and Zingerman’s Deli, an $8 donation will go to the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation for every ChadWink sandwich purchased. 

The name of the sandwich was inspired by the term the Carr’s use to name the strange coincidences where they feel Chad’s presence. These moments are a reminder that Chad is still with them as they work to make a difference in the world. 

“We’re honored to create many ‘ChadWink’ experiences this month through every sandwich purchase and donation!” said Rick Strutz, co-managing partner of Zingerman’s Delicatessen, in a press release. 

The ChadWink can be purchased every day in September at Zingerman’s Delicatessen. 

The sandwich includes all-natural, preservative-free turkey breast, Nueske’s applewood-smoked bacon, fresh avocado spread, Wisconsin muenster cheese, tomato, and the Deli’s housemade Russian dressing on grilled Farm bread from Zingerman’s Bakehouse.

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