AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn Ninety Nine Restaurant at 793 Southbridge St. helped strike out cancer this summer by raising $5,166 for the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The Auburn eatery joined Ninety Nine Restaurants throughout New England and New York in July and August in raising over $430,000.
The money will benefit pediatric and adult cancer care and research at Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Through the generosity of the restaurants’ guests and team members, along with runners in the Falmouth Road Race and riders in the Pan Mass Challenge, funds were raised by:
- Adding $1, $3 or $5 (or more) to the total guest check;
- Supporting runners and riders through team sponsorship and donations for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the Falmouth Road Race and the Pan Mass Challenge;
- Various in-restaurant events.
“We are passionate about our relationship with the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as we enter our sixth year of helping them with fundraising,” said Ninety Nine Restaurants President John Grady. “We have dedicated staff and loyal guests in our communities who are looking to make a difference, and we sincerely thank everyone who generously donated.
“We are thrilled that the money we raised is going to continue to provide care for children and adults with cancer and fund research needed to help find new cures for cancer,” Grady added.
The Jimmy Fund is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge and the Variety Children's Charity of New England.
Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the JimmyFund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide.