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Geraci's Pizzeria hosts Valentine's Day pizza making event for kids battling life-threatening illnesses

“We couldn’t be more grateful to Geraci’s and the Spoth family for helping to create such a fantastic family event," said A Special Wish representative.

CLEVELAND — Geraci's Pizzeria on Sunday closed its doors to host a one-of-a-kind Valentine's Day party in conjunction with A Special Wish Cleveland. 

According to a press release, the Cleveland based restaurant held a socially distanced event for immunocompromised children in the A Special Wish program, all fighting life-threatening illnesses. 

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The children and their families learned how to craft the perfect pizza with Bucky Spoth, co-owner of Geraci's Pizzeria, and were even gifted their own aprons and chef hats. 

“We couldn’t be more grateful to Geraci’s and the Spoth family for helping to create such a fantastic family event. What an amazing safe way for our wish families to enjoy Valentine’s Day”, says Eileen Lane, Executive Director, A Special Wish Cleveland.

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The children also had the opportunity to decorate pizza boxes with coloring utensils and stickers while they waited for their pizzas to be done in the oven. The families were then able to take their creations home to enjoy lunch as a family. 

A representative said Geraci's was able to accommodate more than 30 families within a five-hour time span.  

Credit: A Special Wish CLE
Geraci's Pizzeria teams up with A Special Wish CLE.

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