Washington, DC Area Restaurants Help Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer
Did you ever think that Breast Cancer awareness could be served on a plate? Well this October in the DC Metropolitan area it will – with Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer.
For the entire month of October, DC area chefs and restaurateurs have committed their establishments for one day, a week, or the entire month, and will generously donate a portion of their food and beverage sales to Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer – an outreach and fundraising campaign focusing on educating Washington, DC area residents about the importance of early detection and awareness and supports Pink Jams!, a DC area non-profit promoting breast cancer awareness to young men and women.
Did you know that Washington, DC has the highest breast cancer death rate for women in the United States? Many of those deaths are due to late diagnosis, and could have possibly been avoided through early detection and an understanding of risk factors. It is the mission of Pink Jams! to reach out to men and women under the age of 40 and help promote breast cancer awareness by combining this important message with fashion, art, social events, live music and now dining! Pink Jams! was founded in 2009, after the loss of a 35 year-old friend by my sister Christa Floresca.
There are more than a dozen DC area restaurants, such as Hank’s Oyster Bar, Bangkok Joe’s, and Proof, that have generously agreed to participate to help Pink Jams! achieve this important awareness mission. There are many options for diners who wish to show their support for this very important cause. There are restaurants participating in a variety of DC area neighborhoods and on almost every single night in the month of October. Check out the PinkJams! website for a full listing of participating restaurants and dates. More restaurants will be added! Stay tuned for participation dates for Todd Gray’s Watershed and Tonic!
I am proud to serve as Chairwoman for Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer and I am so thankful to all of the assistance of my fellow food bloggers and writers who have committed to help promote breast cancer awareness in our community. The Ambassadors have adopted a participating restaurant and will encourage their readers to join them for a great meal. Check out the PinkJams! website for a listing of the food bloggers who will be will be helping to Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer in October and also a listing of participating restaurants and dates.
Thank you for your support!