CANCER DOESN’T SLEEP—AND NEITHER WILL CABALLERO GRILL
Restaurant to Stay Open 24 Hours to Support American Cancer Society Relay for Life
(Goodyear, AZ August 30, 2012) Caballero Grill, located at 1800 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, is going the extra mile to support the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. On Friday, September 14th starting at 1:00 p.m. Caballero will stay open for 24 hours straight. During that time, they will be making donations to benefit Relay for Life. They will donate 10% of their restaurant proceeds to Relay for Life during regular business hours; during traditional off hours they will donate 50% of their proceeds. In addition, the Caballero Grill team will donate all their hours to keep the restaurant open as their pro-bono effort to support the cause.
Caballero Grill will be offering a new breakfast menu for early morning guests as well as their usual menu items.
The restaurant decided to embark on this effort due to support the family of one of their employees who started a relay team to show support for her Grandfather who lost his battle against cancer in 2007 as well as her sister who is a cancer survivor, the team is called Gisselle and Grandpa. The restaurant decided to rally around Gisselle Escobar as an effort to increase awareness for Relay for Life and provide their support to their friend and colleague. The Relay is scheduled for October 6th at the Goodyear Ball Park, located in Goodyear.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life was started by Tacoma, Washington colorectal surgeon, Dr. Gordy Klatt back in the mid 1980s. He decided to personally do something that would gain recognition and raise money to fight cancer by doing an activity he personally enjoyed–running marathons. As word got out about his run/walk circling Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, more than 300 friends, colleagues and patients came out to support his efforts. Throughout the night, friends began donating $25 each to run and walk the circumference of the stadium with Klatt at 30-minute intervals. That single event raised more than $27,000 to fight cancer. This humble beginning has evolved into numerous events across the U.S. that raises money and awareness to fight this prevalent disease.
“We all know how many people cancer affects; it’s difficult to find a family that has not suffered the affects of this disease. Caballero Grill wanted to help raise funds to support cancer research and help find a cure,” said Anthony Guerriero, one of the co-founders of Caballero Grill. “Our exceptional team decided to rally around and support this effort and give of themselves–both their time and money–to support this worthwhile cause. We hope that our local community will also come out and support our efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society.”
Caballero Grill is involved in numerous community non-profit organizations including Blue Star Moms, Soldiers Best Friend, Avondale School District, Sun Canyon Elementary, Millennium High School, Homeless Youth Connection, The Montessori, The New Life Center and other local groups.
Caballero Grill is located at 1800 N. Litchfield Road in Goodyear, less than a mile from the 101 on the west side of Litchfield Road. More information about Caballero Grills Relay for Life event, please call the restaurant at: 623-935-4287 or check out their web site at www.caballerogrill.com.
For more information on Caballero Grill or to schedule an interview please contact Mary Garrett at 602-432-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org.