The NFL uniforms and pink skyline probably reminded you that October is breast cancer awareness month. There are many ways to donate to breast cancer research that are more fun than just writing out a check. Road races and purchasing pink ribbon products come to mind, but my favorite way to donate it is dine at restaurants that donate a portion of your bill to breast cancer research in October.
There are hundreds of restaurants in Chicago alone that are raising money for breast cancer research this month. The Chicago based Lynn Sage Foundation has partnered with an extensive list of Chicago restaurants that are all donating money to the foundation with each check. For more information and reservations follow this link to Open Table.
Many other restaurants in Chicago and around the United States are also supporting breast cancer research this month. Sullivan’s Steakhouse offers a special prix fix pink menu. The 3 course menu is only $39.95 and $5 from each meal is donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Over the past 3 years the Sullivan’s chain has donated an impressive $395,000 to NBCF. Sullivan’s has several locations all over the US. Click here for a full list.
Last year I went to Sullivan’s in Chicago’s River North with a group of 16 friends. We wore pink and took advantage of the prix fix menu. The food was excellent, the service was very attentive, and we had so much fun that we decided to return every year. We gained a bit of a reputation at Sullivan’s since the 17 of us managed to consume 17 bottles of wine. The manager clearly remembered our evening at Sullivan’s when I met him at a Yelp Elite event months later, maybe drinking a bottle of wine per person isn’t common in most circles.
If you are planning to dine at any restaurants during the month of October, try to find one that will donate part of the money you spend to a charity.