Restaurant chain teams up with Horry County Project Lifesaver

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Jersey Mike’s Subs has teamed up with Horry County Project Lifesaver and the Autism Advocate Foundation throughout the month of April, which is Autism Awareness Month, to donate a portion of their proceeds to go towards the purchase of radio-transmitting wristbands to help track missing autistic children in Horry County.

According to a news release from the county, between April 1 and 25, Jersey Mike’s Subs located in Conway, Myrtle Beach, Murrells Inlet and North Myrtle Beach, will give $0.50 for every regular and $1.00 for every giant #7 sub sold in all four locations. The Conway Jersey Mike’s will also host an Autism Awareness Jamboree on Saturday, April 25, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free event, which will feature numerous public safety vehicles, inflatables, autistic assistance dogs, games, food, and much more, the release said.

Horry County Project Lifesaver is a rapid response program aiding victims and families suffering from not only autism, but Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders such as Downs Syndrome. Clients that are enrolled in the Project Lifesaver Program wear a personalized wristband that emits a tracking signal. The main goal of Project Lifesaver is to located and rescue the missing, in which recovery times average less than 30 minutes when wearing the radio-transmitting wristbands.

“To-date we have about 29 people enrolled in the program, and we know we can assist many more people in our county and assist those families with the fear of their loved ones getting lost and never returning home,” said Gordon Harris, Horry County Project Lifesaver Coordinator. “Each wristband costs approximately $300 and we have been able to provide these to families at no cost due to grants that have been secured. We still need more funds in order to continue and grow this program, and we were delighted when Jersey Mike’s Subs stepped up and wanted to help.”

For more information about Horry County Project Lifesaver or to register for the program, please contact Gordon Harris at (843) 915-8440.