Dining for Donation benefiting LIVESTRONG (The Lance Armstrong Foundation) at Applebees in Brewster

Applebees of Brewster will donate 10% of your check (excluding tax and gratuity) to the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LIVESTRONG).
By: Rica Mendes, Grassroots LIVESTRONG Leader
 
May 25, 2011 - PRLog -- The Mendes Family is hoping to raise $25,000 for the foundation by the end of September in memory of friends and family lost to cancer. This threesome made up of mom, Rica, son Zachary and daughter Ariella, have put on bike rides & runs, charity nights at restaurants and recently a matinee of GREASE to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

The threesome, who are behind Fairfield & Westchester Counties benefiting LIVESTRONG, are bringing Brewster the chance to raise funds to support the 28 million living with cancer worldwide with a Dining for Donation Fundraiser at Applebees at 115 Independent Way, Brewster, NY 10509 on Tuesday, June 28. From 11am to close, bring a voucher (which can be found at http://www.weebly.com/uploads/6/3/3/7/6337714/8116048.jpg) to Applebees and the restaurant will donate 10% of your check (excluding the tax and gratuity) to the Mendes family's fundraising efforts.

"We want to make supporting LIVESTRONG open to everyone - regardless of their economic, physical or geographical situation," Ms. Mendes explains. "So many people think that LIVESTRONG is only for cyclists or marathon runners - and that's not the case! Grassroots LIVESTRONG Leaders like me are resources for everyone - from providing support and volunteering with local cancer fighters to fundraising and events for every person. My kids and I never want someone to say, 'Well, I can't ride 100 miles in one day, so it's not for me.' We hope this family friendly, fun event shows that you can support LIVESTRONG by doing something as simple as going out for drinks with some friends or dinner with the family!"

For details, please go to: http://fairfieldwestchesterlivestrong.weebly.com/628-brew...

The T. L. Cannon group of companies owns and operates 61 Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants in Upstate New York and Connecticut and an Urban Flats Flatbread & Wine Co. in Northeastern Florida. In 1999, T.L. Cannon was named the Applebee's Franchisee of the Year and in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010, was awarded the National Restaurant Association Good Neighbor Award for our community-based programs. The company was also recognized nationally in 2007 as "Applebee's Neighbor of the Year", once again based on our support and involvement in the neighborhoods in which we operate. T.L. Cannon offers Dining for Donation and other similar programs for charities and schools.

About LIVESTRONG/Lance Armstrong Foundation
LIVESTRONG serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against the world's leading cause of death. Created as the Lance Armstrong Foundation in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, the organization is now known publicly by its powerful brand -- LIVESTRONG -- and is a leader in the global movement on behalf of 28 million people around the world living with cancer today. Known for its iconic yellow wristband, LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world. Since its inception, the organization has raised more than $400 million for the fight against cancer. For more information, visit www.LIVESTRONG.org.

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We believe in what LIVESTRONG represents and we do what we can, through fundraising, programming, riding, running and swimming, to raise awareness for the 28 million living with cancer today in the Fairfield County, CT & Westchester County, NY areas.

For more information, please go to http://fairfieldwestchesterlivestrong.weebly.com
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