Customer Appreciation Day

Last year's Customer Appreciation Day, featuring Maria Fundora (Middle), Founder of Purple Pansies, and Co-owner of Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant. 

Casa Nuova Italian Restaurant, located at 5670 Atlanta Highway, Alpharetta, GA, is hosting its 10th annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sunday, July 28th, 2019, from 2-6 p.m.


This event has two essential functions: to thank all the restaurant’s guests for their patronage and loyalty and to raise awareness for Purple Pansies, Inc. so it can fund research for pancreatic cancer prevention and treatment. Last year’s campaign raised $250,000 and this year Purple Pansies has a goal of $500,000 for their campaign. Pancreatic cancer has the highest mortality rate of all cancers, but receives only 2% of federal research funding. Purple Pansies is dedicated to raising money for much-needed research.


The Customer Appreciation Day kicks off the Purple Pansies Campaign, with our title partner, Kroger, the campaign includes the Customer Appreciation Day and the Purple Pansies Gala on Sunday, September 29th, 2019. The Customer Appreciation Day features a complimentary buffet, live music, and fun games for friends and families. Purple Pansies accepts donations before and during the event, and all proceeds go directly to Purple Pansies, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from the event will enable Purple Pansies to sustain its ongoing mission of funding research by The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and supporting their Final Assault Clinical Trial. 


Maria Fundora started Purple Pansies, Inc. in memory of her mother, Iluminada Milian, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2007.


“Our mission statement is to increase awareness about pancreatic cancer, to help fund development of an early detection test, and to help families that are affected by pancreatic cancer like my family was.” – Maria Fundora


Purple Pansies, Inc. is a 501(c)(3). Tax ID number 81-2691997.


Purple Pansies, Inc.

Address: 1595 Peachtree Parkway Ste. 204-360

Cumming, GA 30041

Phone: (470) 509-5229




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