San Diego, Calif. - (March 5, 2012) — San Diego Home Cooking will support a cancer survivor’s quest to raise $100,000 for cancer research by donating 15% of sales on March 17, 2012 to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. The restaurant group, known for its comfort food with locations in Mission Valley, Escondido, Rancho Penasquitos, La Mesa and Lakeside, will help fundraise to support Kate Schrader’s cancer research fund.
Kate Schrader, Lymphoma cancer survivor, was declared free of cancer on March 17, 2005. To celebrate the anniversary of being cancer free, she began cooking corned beef and cabbage dinners for friends and family. Now, as a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year nominee, Schrader seeks to raise $100,000 through the support of friends, family and the community.
“When Kate’s father told us her story, we were amazed at her courage,” said Mel Makaric, Owner of San Diego Home Cooking. “We wanted to find a way to help her cause, and helping a potential Woman of the Year is the way to go.”
Each year, a select group of dynamic, passionate leaders engage in spirited fundraising competition to earn The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Man & Woman of the Year” titles. Every dollar raised counts as one vote, and the man and woman with the most votes at the end of 10 weeks are awarded the titles.
The promotion will take place on March 17, 2012 at all five San Diego Home Cooking locations: Mission Valley, Lakeside, Lake Murray Café, Centre City Café (Escondido) and Café 56 (Carmel Valley). Guests can download the flyer on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/wCGKug.
The public can also donate via Schrader’s personal donation page at http://bit.ly/zqs3lh. 100% of donations will go directly to cancer research.
Leukemia is the leading disease-killer of children under age 15 and Lymphoma is the fifth most common cancer. Much of the research done for blood cancers is used to find effective treatments for all types of cancers as well as other non-cancer diseases.
For more information, visit www.sandiegohomecooking.com or call (619) 917-5109.
About San Diego Home Cooking
San Diego Home Cooking offers traditional American comfort food and homemade Hungarian dishes. Each Café makes fresh daily dinner rolls, biscuits, secret recipe homemade dressings, hearty soups, gravies, house-ground hamburger patties, oven-roasted turkey breast and a large selection of “mama’s” homemade pies.
San Diego Home Cooking opened as the Center City Cafe in Escondido in 1997. Since then, owner Mel Makaric has opened four additional San Diego locations including Cafe 56, Lake Murray Café, Mission Valley Café and Lakeside Cafe.
All five San Diego Home Cooking restaurants are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with a variety of choices spanning an extensive menu and offer affordable prices in a family-friendly setting.
For more information, visit www.SanDiegoHomeCooking.com.