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Anybody who's ever eaten pizza understands the last slice quandary, in which you're left wondering whether you should really, really eat one more slice. Lucky you, 17-year-old Alexandra Ventura is giving you the perfect reason to have another slice, even another whole pizza, with a pizza fundraiser that will not only help get her to college, but continue the teenager's mission to help her parents, a then-teenage-mom and a father in prison, raise Ventura's five younger siblings.
Recently, Ventura was hired to work at Bob and Judy Fox's new Whittier location of Papa Murphy's -- a take 'n' bake pizza company, where pizzas are purchased unbaked and taken home to create a home-baked pie.
Ventura met the Fox family a little over five years ago when Judy and Ventura's mother worked together in the same ophthalmologist's office. Impressed by how mature Ventura was for a then-12-year-old, Judy developed a friendship with her and, over the next five years, became a strong roll model.
When Bob and Judy began planning the grand opening event for their Papa Murphy's, they realized that they had a unique opportunity to help Ventura. During its June 13 through 19 grand opening celebration, the new pizza place will be donating two dollars from every pizza sale to Ventura's college fund.More »