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Local Restaurants Give Back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted on: October 12th, 2015 by Taryn Jeffries 2 Comments

I come from a very large family; my maternal grandmother had 14 children (7 boys and 7 girls) and my paternal grandmother bore 3 sons and 2 daughters. Over the years this has equated to lots of wonderful memories of huge family gatherings, having too many cousins to be able to count and a powerful family bond.Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sadly, this has also meant that there has been loss in our large family, so painful that even those huge numbers cannot brace you. Our family has lost 3 amazing women to breast cancer; 3 women that had a huge impact on who I have come to be as an adult. One of those losses came with a warning, one wasn’t spoken about until after the fact and one came on in such an aggressive and violent manner that I had just enough time to fly home to say goodbye before it was over.

The point of sharing this is to prove that breast cancer is unpredictable and can affect any family, large or small.

Throughout the month of October there are several local restaurants that are supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a portion of their proceeds to the cause.

Various Valley Locations

Valley Chompie’s have created a special pink bagel and will donate a portion of the sales to Singleton Moms. They will also be giving away boxes of bagels in a social media contest where guests wil post photos of the pink bagels and tag Chompie’s on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. The best photo of the week will receive a bagel box.

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace
1590 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace has partnered with Singleton Moms this October during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The unique market and café will sell the following items where a portion of the proceeds will go to Singleton Moms, a local non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing single parents battling cancer and their minor children

  • Pink Luci’s Tumblers for $12.99 ($2 from each tumbler will be donated).
  • Pink Luci’s T-shirts for sale for $8.00 ($2 from each t-shirt will be donated).
  • Drink Special: Mrs. Arnie Palmer – fresh brewed hibiscus tea + local lemonade served hot or iced ($1 from every drink will be donated).

Luci’s Healthy Marketplace is a unique café that boasts a full menu, coffees and drinks. People can shop healthy items to make nutritious meals in the marketplace.


During the month of October, you can purchase a voucher for a discounted mammogram for only $99 from MDsave. The voucher can be redeemed at Abrazo Arrowhead Imaging in Glendale. MDsave is a medical service provider that offers medical procedures to consumers at a discounted rate. By one for yourself and those you love. Early detection saves lives.

Paradise Bakery
Various Valley Locations

Participating locations throughout the Valley will be featuring the Pink Ribbon Bagel; an exclusive bagel created with dried cherries and cranberries. A percentage of the cost of from each bagel sold will be donated to Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, an organization that is dedicated to identifying the causes of breast cancer.

P.F. Chang’s
Various Valley locations

This October, for the second year running, national restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s aims to donate $100,000 to support breast cancer awareness. Diners are invited to join the fight by helping the restaurant meet its goal to benefit the American Cancer Society. The upscale Asian-inspired restaurant will also adorn more than 300 of its iconic Warrior Horses, symbols of strength and protection, with bright, pink ribbon-shaped floral wreaths in recognition of those who have been impacted by the disease. The campaign begins Wednesday, September 30, with P.F. Chang’s restaurants across the country hosting kickoff events.

“Following last year’s outpouring of support for the cause from guests and employees, we’re honored to again demonstrate our commitment as we donate to the American Cancer Society,” said Michael Onsaloo, Chief Executive Officer of P.F. Chang’s. “Everyone has a horse in this race. Our iconic Warrior Horses represent strength and protection, and by adorning them in pink floral wreaths, we reinforce our mission to help spread awareness.”

How to Donate: “Try a Taco, Take a Pic”
From October 1 through October 31, diners can join the fight against breast cancer and help P.F. Chang’s reach its goal of donating $100,000 to the American Cancer Society by triggering a $1 donation via the following actions:

  1. Purchase of the Jicama Street Tacos at any U.S. P.F. Chang’s location.
  2. Share a picture in front of P.F. Chang’s iconic Warrior Horse(s) on Twitter or Instagram with #PFChangsPink, or upload a photo directly on the tab on the P.F. Chang’s Facebook page or at P.F. Chang’s Pink. Each shared picture will become part of a digital photo mosaic on P.F. Chang’s Pink, signifying someone who has a horse in the race against breast cancer.

The photos will come together to create a digital mosaic of a P.F. Chang’s Warrior Horse—a symbol of strength and protection for those whose lives have been impacted by breast cancer. Diners can visit P.F. Chang’s Pink to find and share their personal photo.

Roka Akor
7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale
Dinner, Sunday through Thursday, 5pm until 10pm; Friday and Saturday from 5pm until 11pm.

Through October 31st the restaurant will donate $5 from every $15 glass of Argyle Brut Rose and $20 from every $60 bottle sold to support Editha House, which provides affordable lodging for adult cancer patients and their caregivers traveling to Phoenix for medical treatment.

Since 2013, JNK Concepts has donated more than $18,000 to support Editha House. Last year, the company raised $9,785 on behalf of five restaurants. Staff will promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month, benefitting Editha House, to all in-house customers, as well as spread the word on each restaurant’s social media platforms. Guests are encouraged to share their support for the cause with the hashtag, #DrinkPink.

SOL Cocina
15323 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale

SOL Cocina is doing their part for Breast Cancer Awareness month by offering special 2 oz. pours of the limited edition pink Clase Azul bottles of tequila for $20. People will also have the option of a $30 house or skinny margarita made with the Clase Azul bottle. All of the proceeds for these drinks will benefit Singleton Moms. Singleton Moms is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing single parents battling cancer and their minor children. Singleton Moms serves families in Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County.

Only 50 of these exclusive pink bottles of Clase Azul were made and SOL is the only restaurant in the Valley serving this special tequila. Located at the Scottsdale Quarter, SOL Cocina’s menu features Executive Chef Deborah Schneider’s bold, modern interpretations of traditional Coastal Mexican cuisine with a focus on fresh, sustainable ingredients. Designed to echo the expansive sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula, SOL features old world charm juxtaposed with an urban comfort.

The Phoenician
6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale

During the month of October, The Phoenician will offer Afternoon Pink Tea. The tables will be decorated with pink linens and guests will enjoy J Vineyards Rose. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Uptown Alley
13525 N. Litchfield Rd., Surprise

Throughout the entire month of October, Uptown Alley in Surprise is helping Singleton Moms. Anyone who donates $1 at Uptown Alley for Singleton Moms will receive $2 in game play on their existing game card. The max amount allowed for any donation is $2 to a game card. Singleton Moms is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing single parents battling cancer and their minor children. Singleton Moms serves families in Maricopa County and parts of Pinal County.

About the Author - Taryn Jeffries

Editor and Chief Eating Officer of PhoenixBites, 2017 Food Writer of the Year (Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame) Taryn grew up in a small town in Illinois with a doting Grandmother who taught her the way around a kitchen and that food is representative of love. Her current quest is to find the love in local dishes and the chefs behind them. In addition to running all things PhoenixBites, Taryn is also a freelance writer, sharing her insight on the best dishes and where to get them each and every month.

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