For National Cheesecake Day 2012, Eli’s was honored by a visit from Megan Ervin, Miss Illinois! She celebrated by putting her culinary skills to the test and decorating her own Eli’s Cheesecake with the help of Eli’s pastry chefs.
In honor of Megan’s great work and commitment to helping our community, Eli’s announced that a portion of all proceeds of all sales made on National Cheesecake Day would be donated to Children’s Miracle Network.
Eli’s was also proud to present a $1,000 donation to Children’s Miracle Network on Megan’s behalf.
Megan generously donated her time to help the Eli’s team and the Eli’s slice mascot hand out over 1,000 FREE cheesecake slices around Chicago to celebrate National Cheesecake Day. They rode around town in the Cheesecake Mobile, a 1928 Ford delivery truck modified to store a truckload of cheesecake slices! The group stopped at important landmarks in Chicago like the Seneca Park/Eli Schulman Playground (located across from the new Children’s Memorial Hospital), and the Prudential Building. The Eli’s team also posted surprise stops on Twitter and Facebook so our fans could get in on the fun and enjoy a free slice of Eli’s.
Fans who aren’t lucky enough to live in Chicago were able to enjoy free shipping on a different delicious flavor each hour on elicheesecake.com.