From September 14 to October 16, there’s a good reason to say YES to dessert! A number of restaurants in Okanagan are joining forces for the annual Tickled Pink Desserts campaign in support of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure.
Restaurants and bakeries have created a special pink dessert or identified an existing dessert from their menu as part of the campaign. For each dessert sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to support breast cancer research, education and awareness programs.
For Kevin and Carla Rodden, owner of La Cucina Ristorante in West Kelowna, this is their 3rd year participating in the campaign. “This is definitely a cause our restaurant is happy to support,” said Kevin, who has had a number of friends and family impacted by breast cancer. “We hope our customers are keen to support and share our efforts for the cause.”
Participating restaurants and bakeries include:
- Bliss Bakery l 101 - 4200 Beach Avenue, Peachland and 109 – 1289 Ellis Street, Kelowna
- La Bussola l 1451 Ellis Street, Kelowna
- La Cucina Ristorante l 121 - 3640 Gosset Road, West Kelowna
- MiMi’s Italian Grill | 366 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
- Minstrel Café and Bar | 4638 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna
- 19 Okanagan Bar and Grill | 3509 Carrington Road, West Kelowna
- Old Vines Restaurant at Quail’s Gate Winery | 3303 Boucherie Road, Kelowna
- Organic Sunset Bistro l 4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna
- Ric’s Grill – Kelowna l 210 Lawrence Street, Kelowna
- Sandrine French Pastry l 102A - 1865 Dilworth Street, Kelowna
- The Blind Angler | 5899 Beach Avenue, Peachland
- The Rotten Grape | 231 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna
- The Train Station Pub | 1177 Ellis Street, Kelowna
“This is the fourth year the Tickled Pink Dessert campaign is running in Kelowna area and we are very excited to once again work with a number of fantastic restaurants to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer,” said Ann Davis, Co-Run Director for the Kelowna Run site. “We hope the community gets a chance to visit at least one of the participating restaurants and support the cause by sampling their Tickled Pink dessert.”
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure is the largest single-day, volunteer-led national event in Canada in support of breast cancer. Kelowna joins 58 other communities across the country raising funds for breast cancer research, education and awareness programs. Last year, more than 2,000 walkers and runners participated in the 1km or 5km event helping raise over $390,900 in Kelowna alone.
The CIBC Run for the Cure takes place at City Park on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 9:30am. To participate, donate or volunteer, visit www.cbcf.org.
For more information about the campaign, contact Alice Lam, Events and Promotions Coordinator at the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation - BC/Yukon Region at 1-800-561-6111 ext. 246 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.