The Best of the Bars event, supporting Delaware Brest Cancer Coalition (DBCC), is coming up this Thursday, October 8 from 5 to 7pm at four local restaurants in Milford. Supporting October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, Abbott’s Grill, Arena’s Deli & Bar, Grotto Pizza and Park Place Restaurant & Lounge, will each host several sets of celebrity bartenders competing for donations. Each restaurant will also donate a percentage of sales from the day to DBCC.
“We want to be more visible in lower Delaware and Milford is the place to be right now,” said Cheryl Doucette, DBCC Education and Outreach Program Director for Kent & Sussex County. “We have a lot of programs and services we offer and we want as many people as possible to know about them.”
With twelve celebrity bartenders volunteering their time on October 8, Milford residents and visitors can experience four Milford restaurants while raising money for a great cause. Abbott’s Grill will host Mayor Bryan Shupe and Brad Dennehy versus Dr. Scott and SaraKate Hammer from 5 to 6pm and Trish Rodriguez versus Richard Carmean from 6 to 7pm. Abbott’s Grill will also donate 15 % of dinner food sales to DBCC and $1 for each Specialty Drink that is sold that night. Park Place Restaurant & Lounge will host Petch versus Amy from Eagle 97.7 Morning Show from 5 to 6pm and Mike Hines versus Alicia Hollis from 6 to 7pm. Park Place will also feature carnival games and an auction at the event. Grotto Pizza will host Brad Eaby versus Jeremy Tucker from 5 to 6pm and Eric Buckson versus Shuan Strickland from 6 to 7pm. Grotto Pizza will also donate $1 from each $5 drink. Arena’s Deli & Bar will donate $1 to DBCC for every Pink Passion drink sold.
The funds raised through this event will be used to expand DBCC’s programs in Delaware and the surrounding communities to increase breast cancer awareness, promote the importance of early detection, provide access to mammograms and support and resources to women and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The bartender that collects the most in donations, is crowned Best Celebrity Bartender for 2015 and the restaurant that raises the most money will be named best Milford Bar for 2015.
“This should be a fun night and we will have staff at each location to help spread awareness about Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition,” said Doucette. “We will have information on all our programs and services we offer throughout the state of Delaware.”
In addition to Community Breast Health Education Programs, DBCC offers Peer Support Mentor Programs, the Mobile Mammography Van and education on free programs from the Delaware Health and Social Services that prevent, test for and treat cancer. Peer Support Mentor Programs provide newly diagnosed individuals with a survivor mentor, with a special emphasis on women diagnosed at 40 or younger. The Women’s Mobile Health Screening (WMHS) Van travels the state of Delaware providing early detection services for local women. The Delaware Cancer Treatment Program offers free cancer treatment for up to 24 months for individuals diagnosed with cancer on or after July 1, 2004. For more information about DBCC’s programs and services, individuals are encouraged to visit www.debreastcancer.org.