Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Twelve Georgetown restaurants are teaming up to help with the fight against cancer as they participate in the first “Historic Georgetown Restaurant’s Day of Hope” which will benefit the American Cancer Society.
This Wednesday, September 19, the restaurants will donate 10 percent of their proceeds to the ACS which will use the money to support cancer research, education, advocacy and patient programs.
The participating restaurants are Alfresco Georgetown Bistro, Aunny’s, Buzz’s Roost, Coffee Break Café, Front Street Deli, George’s Restaurant, Georgetown Boardwalk Market, Limpin’ Janes, The Humble Crumb, The Krazy Fish, Thomas’ Café, and Sweeties Pralines & Homemade Ice Cream.
“The money raised by the American Cancer Society has touched just about everyone in our community” said Jim Jamieson, 2013 Relay For Life chairman. “Anyone who had ever had a Pap test, mammogram, PSA test, biopsy, bone marrow transplant, anyone who has received chemotherapy or radiation therapy, been prescribed Tamoxifen (for breast cancer) or Gleevec (for leukemia), applied sun protection or quit smoking has been directly benefited from the money raised by the American Cancer Society.”
Since 1946, the American Cancer Society has invested over $3 billion in Cancer Research. Because of many of the discoveries made through ACS funded research, survival rates have increased from 10% to 65%.
“There are survivors who may not be here today if it were not for the research advances made possible by the American Cancer Society,” added Jamieson.