PDQ TO PARTNER WITH NATIONAL BREAST CANCER
FOUNDATION FOR MONTH OF OCTOBER
Proceeds from Sale of T-Shirts and Milkshakes to Benefit NBCF
TAMPA, FL (September 2015) – PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) restaurants and National Breast
Cancer Foundation, Inc.® (NBCF) are joining forces again in 2015 to help raise money this October as
part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the second consecutive year, PDQ will sell pink t-shirts in all
of its restaurants and this year’s original design was created by South Florida artist Sergio (SURGE)
Quinonez, whose wife, Adriana, is a breast cancer survivor.
Guests to PDQ can help raise needed funds in a few ways. Anyone can purchase a $6 PDQ “Shake Out
Cancer” pink t-shirt and receive a free 14 oz. milkshake at the time of their t-shirt purchase. In addition,
throughout the month of October, if the guest wears their pink PDQ t-shirt back into any PDQ restaurant,
they will receive a free milkshake with the purchase of any combo meal.
A donation will be made to NBCF for every t-shirt and every milkshake purchased in October. In 2014,
PDQ raised $23,000 for NBCF as part of its October initiative.
“We’re honored to partner with PDQ again this October,” said NBCF Co-Founder and CEO Janelle Hail.
“The funds they raise will be used to help women both locally and nationally.”
"Collaborative efforts can help so many strong, amazing women fight this horrible disease," said
Quinonez. “I am proud to partner with PDQ and NBCF for this important initiative.”
“October is a very important month to help raise awareness and money for this disease that has
affected so many women, including Adriana Quinonez,” said PDQ President Steve Erickson. “We are so
appreciative of the work that NBCF does on a daily basis to assist in this fight.”
To find the nearest PDQ restaurant, visit www.eatPDQ.com/locations.
About National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.®
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, NBCF’s mission is to help
women now by providing help and inspiring hope to those affected by breast cancer through early
detection, education and support services. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for 11
years, NBCF provides women Help for Today...Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography
Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, and breast cancer research programs. For more
information, please visit www.nbcf.org.
About the Shirt Designer – SURGE
South Florida resident Sergio (SURGE) Quinonez designed this year’s PDQ “Shake Out Cancer” t-shirt.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Miami, Urban Pop artist, Surge, has taken his bold, unmistakable style
straight from his sketchbooks to the sun-stained streets of South Florida and beyond. Surge’s love for
cartoons and brilliant colors, along with a passion for hip hop culture, has shaped his artistic identity. For
more information, visit www.illsurge.com.
PDQ is a fast casual restaurant known for their hand-breaded chicken tenders, hand-tossed salads,
made-to-order sandwiches, fresh-cut fries and hand-spun milkshakes with dine-in, drive thru or catering
options. Outback Steakhouse co-founder Bob Basham and MVP Holdings CEO Nick Reader are the two
principal owners of PDQ. The partners spent more than two years developing the concept behind the
brand and quality of the food and establishments. On October 30, 2011, the original PDQ restaurant
opened its doors in Tampa, Florida and the concept now has 46 locations throughout Alabama, Florida,
Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas. PDQ prides itself on delicious sandwiches
and salads made with the finest ingredients and their 12 signature sauces and dressings are homemade
every day on-site. PDQ stands out from other quick service restaurants by featuring an open kitchen,
allowing guests to see the food preparation from start to finish. Restaurant Business Magazine recently
named PDQ as the number one fastest growing small chain in America and Nation’s Restaurant News
chose PDQ as a 2014 Hot Concepts recipient. All menu items are under $10 and combo meals start as
low as $7.69. PDQ is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week with dine-in seating and a drive-thru.
Catering is also available for events and carryout. For more information, visit www.eatPDQ.com.
This piece was painted live durung the Jason Taylor Foundation 2015 Dinner & Auction, it's 24" x 36" Painted on wood with Acrylic and spray paint. SOLD and all proceeds went tot he foundation. For more on the Jason Taylor Foundation visit, http://jasontaylorfoundation.com/
Watch the live stream of my part of the mural here. http://new.livestream.com/accounts/10273782/events/3444379/videos/65120470
or visit the website and other artist streams here, https://www.razonesquesalvanvidas.com/
Had a great time with these amazing and extremely talented kids at the The 2014 Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Slam! Winner took my original painting home!
Here i was commissioned by the founder of CreativGlu.com to create to portraits of two angle investors. I wont reveal the names. :)
Each canvas was 36" x 48" and i used both traditional acrylic paints along with spray paint. (Montana Gold)
i had fun with this tried a new tecnique and enjoyed it.
Being raised in Miami i was influenced by my surroundings. In this project i plan on utilizing the same illustrated face and adding it on different objects inspired by the sunshine state!
Sunny state, shady people.
Nothing crazy, just fun.
It was a pleasure and dream to be the featured Artist in the WeMerge Art Basel 2013 Issue.
The feature included:
• Cover Art
• 2 spreads and interview
• Centerfold Poster
• Back Cover
Here's a direct link to the digital copy.
The Wynwood Panda piece was painted live during Art Basel Weekend at the Wynwood Warehouse Project. The pieve was painted on a 4ft x 4ft plywood and mediums used were both acrylic and spray paint.
Had a lot of fun with this one.
If sold, a portion of the proceeds will benefit "Heros Con Corazon".
PRE-ORDER your Exclusive 12"x18" ART BASEL 2013 Print. Individually numbered with a limited run of 25.
CMYK printed on 100lb White Smooth Cougar Stock.
Pre-Order now at www.illsurge.bigcartel.com
Simple illustration of a NIKE shoe box come to life by my well known creature characteristic, rocking one of my favorite NIKE DUNKS, the Nike x UNDFTD Dunk Hi NL (Clerks Pack) Love this color way.
The 52Colors Collection was inspired by color and a new method created for my work. All work is vector, printed to size, mounted on treated wood and then distressed by hand to give it that special vintage touch.
Originally debuted in May 2013, in Wynwood at GAB Studios for a one month exhibit and then to Ft. Lauderdale and featured in ARTSERVE's REDEYE Street Art Group Show.
All work from this collection has since sold to a few private collectors.
The "Crimes of The Art" collection was inspired and dedicated to my passion for graffiti, street art, music and the adidas 80's culture in which i grew up in.
All vector illustrations, printed on canvas, stretched and gallery wrapped. On display for a month in my first solo show, 2007 at the Gallery of Unknown Artist in Hollywood, FL.
All pieces have been since sold to private collectors.
Invited to paint a mural in Wynwood, during Art Basel 2012 weekend. Other half painted by SASN, Miami graffiti artist.
Thank you to our paint sponsor, the Law offices of Schwartz Roller.