John’s Roast Pork owner, a cancer survivor, to throw fundraiser

John's Roast Pork. File photo. John’s Roast Pork. File photo.

The owner of John’s Roast Pork can’t thank his donor personally.

John Bucci Jr., owner of the South Philly-classic sandwich shop, was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2008 and underwent a successful bone marrow transplant.

Under the donor bank’s guidelines, you can’t meet the donor as a safe guard.

“Which is frustrating to me because I do want to thank this guy,” Buccisaid.

So on Saturday, June 8, theluncheonette will sponsor a bone marrow drive. The store will offer $5 off a meal at the shop.

Bucci said this is his way of giving back. “To do some good,” he added.

Bucci is hoping to donate around $8,000 in profits. The goal is to raise $50,000 and 500 registered donors.

The fund raiser will take place at the shop, located at 14 E. Snyder Ave., with a host of tents, a D.J. and a sports memorabilia auction.

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