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SLV Health and Nestle Toll House Forge Lasting Partnership

Jacki Kennedy had been vacationing in the San Luis Valley over the last 11 years.  She now calls it home.

Kennedy is the owner of the new Nestle Toll House, a café that opened in downtown Alamosa the first weekend of May. 

Kennedy and her husband Steve moved from Houston, knowing that they wanted to open a business in the area. 

“We knew we wanted to open a business in the area, and this fit a need in the community,” said Jacki.  “This is a fantastic franchise and the amount of community support we have received has been tremendous.” 

But that is not all Mrs. Kennedy wanted to do.  Last summer, Steve was diagnosed with stage two kidney cancer.  After a long and trying battle, Steve prevailed as a survivor.  To aide in the fight against cancer, Nestle Tollhouse agreed to donate 10% of its Opening Day sales to the San Luis Valley Health Cancer Care Center. 

According to SLV Health Foundation Director Kelly Gurule, Nestle Toll House donated $530.00 to San Luis Valley Health, with the proceeds being used in the Cancer Care Center. 

“It was wonderful to see the Nestle Toll House get up and running,” said Gurule.  “We look forward to partnering with Jacki and Steve in future and wish them future success.”