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Dine For A Cause: Annual Taste Of Hope Fundraisers Begin Thursday

Relay for LIfe is the largest fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Donations fund research, patient services and education for anyone facing a cancer diagnosis. The success of an event hinges on many things, one of which is participation. While this year’s Bark in the Park isn’t set until Saturday, May 16, events are starting to crop up and I think there might be one in particular we’re all waiting for.

Do you like to eat? Do you hate to cook on Thursday nights? If your answer is yes to both questions, this year’s Taste of Hope is your answer because when you eat at a specific restaurant on a given Thursday night, 20% of your evening’s bill will be donated to Relay for Life. It’s simple:  eating out=beating cancer

Restaurants throughout the county have been participating in Taste of Hope for several years now. There are simply too many to list! How awesome is that that I can’t even list them all because there are too many? Yay local food merchants!  Last year, almost $3000 in donations was raised just by stuffing your face with BBQ, a Sticks Burger or a delicious chimichanga. While the final details are being hashed out, there will be a participating restaurant in each town in the county.

So, what do you do now? You mark your calendars for every Thursday in March. Plan on eating for the cause – and keep an eye out on other upcoming fundraisers.

Relay for Life – An Evening of Hope is set for Thursday May 16.

Relay for Life Bark in the Park is set for Saturday May 18.

For more info, you can find us on Facebook at Relay for Life of Washington County IL, at or you can give me a call at 618-791-8214.

Note: The Eagles Nest in Addieville has changed their date to April 2.

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