LONG BRANCH – All eight Turning Point restaurants locations will host The Kortney Rose Foundation’s (KRF) fourth annual “Great Food for a Great Cause” fundraiser on from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 3-4.
Turning Point restaurants in Brick, Hoboken, Holmdel, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlton and Westfield will all help raise money for pediatric brain tumor research and awareness.
Patrons of Turning Point restaurants on either of these dates who donate to KRF will receive a gift card for use on their next visit to any of the Turning Point restaurants. A $25 donation entitles donors to two free entrees, a $50 donation equals four free entrees and a $60 donation equals four free entrees and a Turning Point coffee mug.
“Great Food for a Great Cause” raised about $20,000 for research last year. The fundraiser aims to surpass that figure to help advance the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s (CHOP) research into the leading solid tumor cause of death in children under 20.
Kirk Ruoff, owner of the Turning Point restaurants, and one of The KRF’s largest corporate sponsors, said, “The Turning Point organization has supported The Kortney Rose Foundation for several years because of their unwavering dedication to raising money for kids with brain tumors and KRF’s success in engaging the community in this critical issue.”
“We are extremely grateful for the support of the Ruoffs and the entire Turning Point organization,” said Kristen Gillette, founder and president of The Kortney Rose Foundation. “Their partnership over the past few years has been vital in helping us donate over $748,000 to CHOP, the No. 1 children’s hospital in the nation. As federal funding continues to decrease, private funding is imperative to find better treatments and cures for the more than 4,200 children diagnosed annually with brain tumors.”