After a month-long fundraiser, Applebee’s restaurants across Washington and Idaho, including Applebee’s Gig Harbor, have raised $41,113 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

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Applebee’s of Gig Harbor team. Courtesy Apple American Group.

The fundraiser was initiated by Apple American Group, the largest Applebee’s franchise and the largest casual dining franchisee in the country. Apple American Group owns and operates more than 460 restaurants in 23 states with more than 25,000 employees and annualized sales of over $1.1 billion.

Apple American Group has a pledge to assist the less fortunate and support institutions that enhance the quality of life in the areas it serves. Restaurants are encouraged to engage their communities in donations, sponsorships, and fundraisers.

American Cancer Society is an organization dedicated to supporting individuals with cancer, funding research, and engaging in global health initiatives associated with the disease.