NORTHAMPTON, Pa. – Pennsylvania man is going through treatment for cancer of the colon won a pizza parlor lottery for a year of free pies, and then donated his prize to a local food pantry.
Thirty-six-year-old Josh Katrick, of Northampton, had just completed his eighth round of chemotherapy when he learned that he was the winner of his favorite neighborhood restaurant for the contest.
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After hearing of Katrick the plans for donating the pizza to the Northampton Food Bank, the owners of Mario’s Pizza decided to double down and offer the prize to him and the food bank.
Katrick says that he is still as much of family, friends and strangers over the past few months that he wanted to give back to those who make use of the pizza more.
Approximately 1,200 people participated in the contest.