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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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Toast to the Children with Tom Colicchio

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at 08:04 PM - Posted by Megan - (0) comments

There’s nothing better than eating, drinking and hanging out with friends—especially for a fantastic cause. On Tuesday, April 24, join award-winning chef and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio for the 16th Annual Toast to the Children. Hosted at Colicchio’s elegant Riverpark restaurant, this premier food and wine tasting event raises money for the pediatric programs at Bellevue Hospital.
 
 
Enjoy the gorgeous waterfront space as you mingle with celebrity chefs and fellow gourmands, savor signature dishes from NYC’s finest restaurants—including Barbuto, Blue Smoke, Colicchio & Sons, Craft, Hearth, Pearl Oyster Bar, Perilla, Saxon + Parole and The Hurricane Club—and sip hand-selected wines from sommelier and James Beard Award nominee, Paul Grieco. This year’s gala will also honor celebrated chef Marcus Samuelsson, for his contributions to the culinary world and his philanthropic endeavors, as well as TODAY Show co-anchor Al Roker and senior producer Jaclyn Levin for “Al’s Book Club for Kids.”

Don’t miss your chance to attend this unforgettable event and lend support to Children of Bellevue. Grab a friend (or a few!) and get your tickets today at ChildrenOfBellevue.org.

Image courtesy of RiverparkNYC.com

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