Philadelphia, PA - Eating is an essential part of everyone's lives; it fuels us to continue doing what we need to in order to accomplish our goals in life. What would be wonderful is to combine the benefits that food supplies us with a charitable cause. This February 24th and 25th Turning Point (https://theturningpoint.biz) and The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) have partnered up in order to raise funds to help support childhood brain cancer research (http://thekortneyrosefoundation.org).
This is The Kortney Rose Foundation’s 9th Annual Dundraiser, and it directly funds the pediatric brain tumor research conducted through the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC) operated out of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). So this weekend, when you dine at any of the 16 Turning Point Restaurant locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania on the above dates between 8am and 3pm, for every $25 donation to KRF receive a gift card for two free entrees at Turning Point on your next visit.
“Everyone knows someone who has experience with a child who has needed to go CHOP. It’s one of the greatest hospitals around, so everyone knows who they are. Our regular customers who come in ask, “When is the Kortney Rose Foundation coming in?” They also ask if they can make a donation even if they can’t make it that weekend,” explained Corrine Raleigh, the manager of Turning Point’s Marlton, New Jersey location.
Corrine Raleigh also spoke of her own experience, “I even had a friend who passed away when she was 21 from a brain tumor. So it hits close to home with me because she was one of my good friends, like one of my sisters. I think this is a great fundraiser, because all of the proceeds go to it and we (Turning Point) don’t take a percentage from it.”
Last year KRF and Turning Point raised over $57,000 for research through the Great Food for a Great Cause event. That brought the total over the last 8 years for that event alone to over $250,000. This year the goal is to reach $60,000.
I am sure that Turning Point and the Kortney Rose Foundation will be successful at raising those funds for the research and treatment of pediatric brain tumors this weekend. It will succeed because not only is the event benefitting a great cause, the atmosphere of the restaurant is full of energy and welcoming.
Walking in, you see the gas-lit fireplace, and the busy but always-friendly staff is ready to greet you. And no matter what you eat, it is always fresh, healthy, and delicious; even the Tropical Crunch Waffle that I ordered was loaded with fresh fruit and granola. And that is only one of the plethora of dishes you can choose to order this weekend. So I know that donating to a great cause will already lift your spirits, but the added benefit of eating a nice meal will satisfy your zest for life too.
For more information on Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium, please visit https://cbttc.org and for more information on Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia please visit http://www.chop.edu.