Sunday, July 3, 2011

Cooking for a Cure

This is a little late notice, but tomorrow evening, Butch Kelly of Butts 'R Us and Frank Aikmus are spearheading a BBQ fundraiser to raise money for the Duke Sarcoma Program. (Thanks for the heads up, Lori!)

Here's the nitty-gritty details from the Facebook invitation I received today:
Many of you may know Angie Aikmus of Waxhaw, NC. What you may not know is that in November 2007 Angie was diagnosed with a rare type of sarcoma called, Leiomyosarcoma. LMS as it is often called, is a cancer of smooth muscle cells, effecting only 4 in 1 million people. Since her diagnosis Angie and her husband Frank have been traveling to Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC for chemotherapy, clinical trials and observation by a sarcoma specialist.

When Frank and Angie were approached by Butch Kelly of 'Butts R Us', of Waxhaw, NC offering to raise funds for sarcoma research they immediately thought of Duke. "I have been blessed to have Duke in my backyard so to speak. My cancer is so rare and to have someone like Duke and Dr. Riedel, so close with so much understanding of this disease, I can't imagine being anywhere else, " said Angie. "It's nice to know that we can give something back."

Mr. Kelly and 'Butts R Us' has graciously offered to donate 100% of the proceeds from Monday's event to the Duke Sarcoma Program.

We hope that you will come out and enjoy the 4th of July with us in Waxhaw. In addition to 'Cooking for the Cure' you and the family can enjoy an old fashioned downtown parade at 10 am. We will begin serving BBQ at 5pm along with live music, face painting and of course a magnificent fireworks display at 9:30pm.

Menu items will include BBQ plates, Ribs, sandwiches, and more. We'll also have Coke, Sweet Tea and Water on hand.

Come out and have a day of fun with us in Waxhaw and support us in our Cooking for the Cure event.
So stop by sometime tomorrow before, during, or after the fireworks to enjoy some good local BBQ and all for an excellent cause. It runs from 5pm until 11pm tomorrow night.

1 comment:

timbrews said...

FYI...ask Butch why he pulled his support for the Waxhaw Police Explorers program. He has supplied them with BBQ for years, but has decided to pull his support of the youth & young adults in the Explorers.

Rumor has it that he is PO'd at the Waxhaw Police for ticketing him when he displayed a large banner on his home in the historic district during that fracas.

The police were just enforcing the law, and he knew he was flagrantly breaking it by hanging the banner. Why is he taking his anger out on the kids?

Shame on you Butch. I won't be purchasing anything from Butts-R-Us anytime soon.