Dine Out to Fight Breast Cancer on June 9

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Fight breast cancer while dining out at some of your favorite St. Louis area restaurants and food trucks for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner on Thursday, June 9, during the 8th Annual Susan G. Komen Missouri Dine Out for the Cure®. Participating restaurants and food trucks throughout the St. Louis metro area will donate a portion of their proceeds to Komen Missouri

Visit www.komenmissouri.org/DineOut for a complete list of restaurants and food trucks supporting the event.

Pappy’s Smokehouse will donate 50 percent of proceeds from Dine Out day to Komen Missouri.

“We’ve been so fortunate as a business that we want to give back any chance that we have,” said Tom Agusti, Pappy’s Smokehouse general manager. “Opening a restaurant in 2008 at such a hard time for the country and the economy, having to build and build, and grow and thrive, we try to give back to a good cause any chance we get, and there’s not too many better causes than Susan G. Komen Missouri. We hope people come out and support this good cause and support local businesses.”

Since the inaugural Dine Out fundraiser in 2009, more than 500 restaurants have donated more than $450,000 for local, lifesaving breast health services and global breast cancer research.

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised through Dine Out for the Cure stays in the community to fund breast cancer screening, breast health education and patient navigation and support services for underserved and uninsured individuals. The remaining 25 percent funds cutting-edge, global breast cancer research.

Komen Missouri encourages Dine Out participants to “tweet and eat” by following @KomenMissouri on Twitter and Instagram and using the official event hashtag #KomenSTLDine.

Visit www.komenmissouri.org/DineOut for Dine Out details.

Visit www.komenmissouri.org to learn more about Susan G. Komen Missouri and its year-round mission to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

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Dine Out and Fight Breast Cancer on Thursday, October 8

Web Banner Large_Dine Out2015Fight breast cancer one bite at a time on Thursday, October 8.

Just Dine Out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at participating restaurants throughout the St. Louis metro area. A portion of your tab will be donated to benefit breast health programs and breast cancer research funded by Komen St. Louis.

Dine Out 2015 Honorary Chair Josh Allen, Komen St. Louis Pink Tie Guy and founder/owner of Companion, invites you to Dine Out on October 8:

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This year, you can even Dine In for the Cure with GrubGo restaurant delivery service.

Visit the Dine Out for the Cure web page for event details and the list of participating restaurants.

A Challenge to the St. Louis Culinary Community

Web Banner Large_Dine Out2015Josh Allen, Susan G. Komen St. Louis Pink Tie Guy and owner/founder of Companion, is Honorary Chair of the 2015 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Dine Out for the Cure.

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Josh Allen’s challenge to the St. Louis culinary community: Sign up to participate in Dine Out for the Cure 2015. And show us your best pink tutu pose.

On Thursday, October 8, restaurants and food trucks throughout the St. Louis metro area will donate a portion of their proceeds to Komen St. Louis.

Josh is challenging the St. Louis culinary community to join the fight against breast cancer by signing up to participate in Dine Out for the Cure 2015.

Watch Josh’s video on our Dine Out web page: http://bit.ly/1i1UslW

Top 10 Reasons to Dine Out for the Cure on June 12

DineOut_Sauce_webbanner_2014Guest Writer: Diana Haynes, Komen St. Louis Intern

10. You Have to Eat Anyway
So you already need to eat anyway, right? You might as well stop by one of the many participating restaurants in your area. The price you would normally spend stays the same. The only difference is part of your bill will go toward lifesaving breast health programs in the St. Louis region, plus vital breast cancer research. The best part is you don’t even have to cook or clean up!

9. You Can Save Someone’s Life
When you dine at one of our participating restaurants, you will also support local organizations that offer breast health and breast cancer services to underserved and uninsured women – including free mammograms, breast health education and navigation through the health care system. It’s so easy to Dine Out and make a world of a difference in someone else’s life.

8. Your Contribution Stays Local
There’s nothing like seeing your contribution make a difference right in front of you. When you purchase a meal, you support your community. Not only will you be supporting your chosen restaurant, but you’ll also be providing individuals within 17 Missouri/Illinois counties funding for needed breast health programs.

7. Someone Else Cooks for You, Serves You, and Does The Dishes
It might cost a little more than eating at home, but just think of it as saving what little time and energy you have left at the end of the day. Not only does someone help you by preparing the meal, but you also get the chance to help someone else in need.

6. Your Co-Workers Need a Break
Whether it’s a business meeting or a group of you just want to do something different for lunch, it’s always fun to get out of the office for a little while. For one day out the year, your office party can raise money for your local breast cancer organization and help save lives. You can treat everyone’s taste buds to something different and maybe even earn a gold star in the eyes of your boss!

5. You Just Got Your Nails Done – Enough Said
We understand what it’s like to have a fresh manicure that you’re so happy about, then it gets chipped two hours later because you nicked it in the kitchen cooking dinner. Save that next paycheck from the nail salon and have a hassle-free meal. You even get to help others in the process.

4. You Want to Impress Your Date
Sure, it’s sweet that you bought flowers and opened the car door for your date, but this is your chance to really shine. Suggest not only a romantic dinner for two, but one at an establishment that is giving a portion of their proceeds to a worthy organization.

3. So You Didn’t Get to Go on Vacation – But You Can Still Have New Experiences 
So money came up a little short and you didn’t get to go on your cross-country road trip or rendezvous to Europe. You can still get a new experience and try some place new by checking out our participating restaurants and picking a place you’ve never been before. You can try a new cuisine and help save a life with no extra cost!

2. You Really Want to Try Something Different
Tired of the same ol’ places when you go out to eat? Do you like supporting local businesses? Do you just want an excuse to get out of the house? You can check out our list of participating restaurants and find some place new in your area to Dine Out while also contributing to a local cause.

1. There’s No Way Easier to Give
Your meal will cost just as much as it would any other day of the year, only this time a portion of what you’re spending goes to fight breast cancer. All you have to do is Dine Out at one or more of our many participating restaurants (or food trucks) throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. The best part is, we won’t judge you if you splurge a little bit by ordering that extra appetizer or dessert.

Visit komenstlouis.org for a complete list of 2014 Dine Out for the Cure participating restaurants and food trucks, hours of service, and locations categorized by neighborhood.

Support Local Breast Cancer Programs One Bite at a Time During Dine Out for the Cure®

DineOut_Sauce_webbanner_2014Looking for an easy way to take action in the local fight against breast cancer? Just dine out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner on Thursday, June 12, two days before the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure®. Restaurants — and NEW this year, food trucks — across the St. Louis metro area will welcome patrons and donate a portion of their proceeds to Susan G. Komen® St. Louis during the 6th Annual Dine Out for the Cure®.

Since the inaugural Dine Out for the Cure in 2009, the event has raised more than $400,000 for local life-saving breast health and breast cancer services. Participating restaurants agree to donate 20, 35 or 50 percent of the day’s proceeds to the cause.

Restaurants like Three Kings Public House and Red Robin have participated in Dine Out and are strong supporters of the cause.

“Cancer impacts everyone, including some of our team members, customers and their family members,” says Colleen Schluter of Red Robin. “Some have made it and others unfortunately have not. This is our way of participating and helping with breast cancer research and eventually finding a cure.”

Red Robin has been a part of Dine Out for the Cure since the beginning in 2009. This year, eight Red Robin restaurants in the St. Louis area, including the Metro East, will take part in the event. Through their years of participation, Red Robin staff members have found ways of making the day an enjoyable experience for employees and customers alike.

“It’s a rewarding event,” says Colleen. “You can see the people that you know are there to help support the cause. Some are currently fighting breast cancer, others include families and friends of people who have fought.”

At Three Kings Public House, co-owner Ryan Pinkston has a personal reason to support Komen St. Louis and help end breast cancer forever. His mother is a breast cancer survivor.

“When we opened Three Kings, it really was a no-brainer to decide to take part in this,” says Ryan. “It’s our way of paying forward the prayers and favors for those who did it for my mom. We want to stay involved in the community and raise as much as possible. That’s what this event is all about.”

Seventy-five percent of the net funds raised locally stays here to fund breast health and breast cancer screening, education and patient navigation programs. The remaining 25 percent funds groundbreaking global breast cancer research, including research being done in St. Louis.

Visit komenstlouis.org for a complete list of participating restaurants and food trucks, hours of service, and locations categorized by neighborhood.

At Companion Bakery, “C” is for Community

Since pulling the first baguette from its stone oven in 1993, Companion Bakery has formed a reputation for doing things right. And St. Louisans know it, making Companion a popular gathering place for customers to pop in or linger, to sit quietly or share in conversations and a meal.

With a spirit of community in mind, there was no hesitation from Siena Cargas, Companion Bakery’s Director of Catering and Special Events, to sign up both area locations for Komen St. Louis’ 5th Annual Dine Out for the Cure, taking place on Thursday, June 13.

Dine Out 2013“Breast cancer has hit too close to home for almost everyone we know,” says Siena. “This is a small way we can all be active in the cause personally and as a team. It is so simple to participate, and the donation can be significant without hurting the pocketbook.”

Companion Bakery has participated in Dine Out for the Cure since the event began in 2009. The employees and owners are compassionate about supporting local nonprofits like Komen St. Louis, and they have found unique ways to enhance the experience.

“On that day in June, everyone wear pink ribbons and we give out the Komen stickers to our customers,” says Siena. “We have pink ribbon cookies for sale in the cafes and we donate a portion of the cookies’ proceeds back to the cause, too.”

Thanks to Companion Bakery and other participating restaurants across the St. Louis metro area, Komen St. Louis’ Dine Out for the Cure has raised more than $365,000 for the local fight against breast cancer. Dine Out allows members of our community to take action  against the disease just by dining out for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner on June 13. Restaurants participating in Dine Out agree to donate 20%, 35% or 50% of the day’s proceeds to Komen St. Louis in support of local breast health/breast cancer programs and breast cancer research.

“Community is one of the 4 ‘C’s that make up Companion – Customers, Company, Community, Companions,” says Siena. “We all appreciate being involved.”

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.

“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.