Helping through Dining

People often lament how materialistic diners can be. Indulging in wining and dining without a thought of the greater good. Restaurants too also catch a lot of flak for excessive eating and drinking.

Well, here are three “events” that prove otherwise.

This first event may already be sold out but the purpose behind the fundraiser server a greater purpose.

On September 11 at Pastiche Modern Eatery, a reception and multi-course dinner will raise money for the Bald Beauties Project. The dinner will feature classic dishes form the long time Tucson favorite restaurant, Terra Cotta.


This quote from the website is the best expression of the why and how of The Bald Beauties Project:

The Bald Beauties Project was conceived and created by Kelsey Taylor Luria during her treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Although Kelsey lost her battle with cancer, her spirit, legacy and desire to positively impact the lives of children with cancer lives on through the Bald Beauties Project.”

The organization helps build confidence, experience kindness in teens with cancer through various projects. Research is also a part of the mission,

Kelsey was Donna Nordin and Don Luria’s, Terra Cotta’s chef and owners, granddaughter.

Here’s the ticket link:

Then from September 12th-18th all Sauce restaurants will donate 100% of all kids’ meal sold to the Go Gold Project at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The hospital is a nationally ranked children’s hospital._mg_0164

Portions of those funds will be used here in Tucson through Tucson Medical Center.

Finally, Kneader’s Bakery, which recently opened a second store in Tucson, will donate 100% of the sales of specially shaped elephant cookies to fund research for children’s cancer headed by Dr. Joshua Schiffman at Huntsman Cancer Institute and the University of Utah.cookie-group-lores

Why elephants? Because elephants rarely get cancer and Schiffer and his associates are working on why and how it may benefit humans.