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Bartending to Fight Breast Cancer

Monday, October 1, 2012 at 12:10 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Drink. Tip. Make a Difference. Next time you’re craving a cold beverage, belly up to the bar at Neely’s Barbecue Parlor, where one incredibly generous employee has taken the fight against breast cancer—literally—into her own hands. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, bartender Michelle Milton will be donating 100 percent of her tips made during the month of October to Chemo Comfort—a volunteer grassroots organization that provides cancer patients with kits to help with the side effects of chemotherapy.

A former media account executive, Michelle made bartending her new career four years ago, and became a dedicated breast cancer awareness advocate after losing loved ones to the disease. “I’ve lost close friends to breast cancer, including the woman that was my mentor. Also both of my parents passed from other types of cancer, so this cause really hits hard for me personally.” Michelle shared.

In the past three years, she has raised thousands of dollars for breast cancer foundations by selflessly dedicating all of her tips—the bulk of her salary for the month. And at the end of October, Michelle will shave her head as an act of solidarity to everyone with the disease.

Be sure to stop by Neely’s Barbecue Parlor and say hi to Michelle. Drink up, tip till your heart’s content, and help in the fight!

Image courtesy of Neely’s Barbecue Parlor

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Cook for the Cure: Host a party, make a difference.

Sunday, July 15, 2012 at 04:07 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

Who doesn’t love throwing a good party? But instead of just feeding and entertaining guests, here’s your chance to make a real difference while playing host. Join KitchenAid for 1,000 Cooks for the Cure—a weeklong, DIY fundraising initiative with the goal of reaching 1,000 parties in homes and offices across the country.

From Friday, July 20 — Sunday, July 29, 2012, plan a party of any kind—whether an office potluck, a family barbecue or weekend brunch with friends. Rather than accepting hostess gifts, food or wine, you can encourage guests to bring a small donation for Susan G. Komen for the Cure to help in the fight against breast cancer.

Any party host that raises $50 or more will receive a FREE plate designed by Jacques Pepin in the mail, and anyone who hosts a party and registers it on our website will automatically be entered to receive the ultimate “thank you” from Jacques Pepin himself—a 3-day trip to NYC to attend one of his private cooking classes!
Participating is as easy as pie:

 1. Host a Party. Invite your friends and family to help raise money for the cause. Download KitchenAid’s hosting guides here and use their pretty pink product images and logos to plan your own unique soirée.

2. Register Your Party. Quick and easy online registration here.

3. Share Your Stories. Upload party photos and stories on KitchenAid’s Facebook page.
Cook for the Cure® is a program that gives people with the passion for cooking a way to support the fight against breast cancer, and the partnership between Susan G. Komen for the Cure and KitchenAid has raised over $8 million in the past decade. Let’s keep cooking together to bring an end to breast cancer!
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