Burger lovers united to raise $8,000 for Kristie’s Foundation with a series of fundraising events held at Slater’s 50/50 restaurants throughout the month of September, according to a press release from Slater's.
Kristie's Foundation provides support and services to critically and terminally ill children and their families, and the donation from Slater’s 50/50 has been earmarked specifically to kick start Kristie’s Comfort Care Program.
"Our partnership with Slater’s 50/50 means the world to us,” Laurie Kotas, CEO and founder of Kristie’s Foundation wrote in a prepared statement. “Their generosity will allow Kristie’s to help many families in Southern California whose terminally ill child is at home and facing their final days.”
Kristie's Comfort Care program will offer non-medical support to families. Using licensed nurse aides, Kristie's Foundation will help bathe, feed and care for the child, and provide respite care for parents. Grief specialists will also help support families emotionally. Due to budget woes, these services have been cut from hospitals and hospice programs so the service will be invaluable to Kristie's families!
“It is heartwarming to see the Slater’s 50/50 community come together to support such an amazing cause,” Scott Slater, founder of the southern California restaurant, wrote in a press release. Slater also grew up in La Crescenta. “Kristie’s foundation is a phenomenal organization and I am thrilled that we are able to help in such a meaningful way.”
Slater’s 50/50 restaurants participated in the Kristie’s Foundation Fundraiser by donating 20 percent of the proceeds from The Big Bad BBQ Burger, which was the Burger of the Month for September.