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Feb 14, 2020

11th Annual Great Food for a Great Cause Fundraiser

By Lori Draz

Turning Point Team: Holmdel

The Turning Point Organization is once again teaming up with The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) for the 11th year of the “Great Food for a Great Cause Fundraiser” on Saturday, Feb. 29 and Sunday, March 1 to raise money for pediatric brain tumor research and awareness. Each year the management, staff, KRF volunteers and patrons come together to make this an amazing weekend.

Last year, the two-day event raised more than $82,000, bringing the 10-year cumulative donations from this event to nearly $500,000.

It’s easy and delicious! Just visit any Turning Point location on Feb. 29 or March 1 and donate. Donors will receive a gift card good for free entrées on their next visit to any location of Turning Point Restaurants, plus more cool prizes. The more you give the more you get!

$25 – two free entrées

$50 – four free entrées

$60 – four free entrées and a Turning Point mug

$100 – eight free entrées and a doormat

2019 Kortney Rose Foundation Fundraiser Little Silver Turning Point Team

On Jan. 4, KRF announced that their 2019 donation to fund research for pediatric brain tumors totaled $166,500, an increase of 15 percent over last year. This is KRF’s 13th annual Donation to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), made in memory of 9-year-old Kortney Rose Gillette, who died from a brain tumor in 2006. KRF is responsible for more than $2.3 million donated to brain tumor research.

These funds allow vital research to continue including the addition of a new position at CHOP, “The Kortney Rose Foundation Clinical Researcher in Neuro-Oncology” whose work will be supported by the foundation for the next few years.

“We are truly grateful to our many donors, volunteers and corporate sponsors who helped us set fundraising records this year,” said KRF Founder and Executive Director Kristen Gillette. “This generosity is helping to improve the landscape of pediatric cancer research and bridge the gap in underfunded research.”

To learn more and get involved, visit TheKortneyRoseFoundation.org.