“Pickled” Pink for Dine Out for the Cure

Tim Metz and Sean Olson are tickled pink…or, actually, you could say they’re “pickled” pink! The reason: Komen St. Louis’ Dine Out for the Cure®.

As co-owners of Pickles Deli, with locations in the Central West End and Downtown St. Louis, Tim and Sean’s restaurants have participated in Dine Out since the event’s inception five years ago. And they’re already signed up to participate in the 5th Annual Dine Out for the Cure on Thursday, June 13, 2013, when they’ll donate 50% of the day’s proceeds to the local fight against breast cancer.

“There are a handful of organizations we support,” says Tim, “but first and foremost is Komen St. Louis.”

Like so many others in the restaurant business, Tim and Sean have a personal reason to support Komen St. Louis and help end breast cancer forever. Tim’s mother, Mary Ann, and sister, Diane, are both breast cancer survivors, which makes their passion to participate in Dine Out each year that much stronger.

Mary Ann Metz, Tim Metz and Komen St. Louis Volunteer Cynthia Straub at Pickles Deli during Dine Out for the Cure 2012

Mary Ann Metz, Tim Metz and Komen St. Louis Volunteer Cynthia Straub at Pickles Deli during Dine Out for the Cure 2012

That passion is clear in everything they do on that Thursday in June. Each year on Dine Out day, the delis are decked out with pink ribbons, pink balloons and pink-shirted employees. In previous years, they’ve also sold pink ribbon cookies, with 100% of the proceeds from cookie sales donated to Komen St. Louis. And, at Pickles’ CWE location, you can’t miss the big, cotton-candy pink Midwest Aerials & Equipment construction boom – dubbed the “Pink Warrior” – that welcomes customers to the deli that day.

As restaurant owners in St. Louis, Tim and Sean are proud to use their resources and expertise to help raise awareness and funds to save lives right here in their own community – like those of Mary Ann and Diane. They encourage all area restaurants to join forces on June 13 and be part of a movement that is transforming the way breast cancer is talked about and treated in St. Louis and around the world.

We’re recruiting restaurants now to participate in our 5th Annual Dine Out for the Cure on Thursday, June 13. Learn more about Dine Out.

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