Turning Point Restaurants will again partner with the Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) to hold the 7th Annual fundraiser - “Great Food for a Great Cause” - on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 from 8am to 3pm at all 11 Turning Point locations.
Guests at Turning Point who donate a minimum of $25 to KRF on either of those two days will receive in return a Turning Point gift card good for two entrées to be used any time in the future.
Last year, the event generated more than $51,000 for the Kortney Rose Foundation, which raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Over the past six years, the Turning Point weekend event has raised a total of $150,000.
“Year after year our staff and patrons look forward to this fundraiser and their effort and enthusiasm is reflected in the tremendous generosity that is shown at this popular event,” said Kirk Ruoff, who, with his wife, Pam, are owners of Turning Point. The restaurant is one of KRF’s largest corporate sponsors.
“Turning Point and the Ruoffs have been a staple in our efforts to raise money for kids with brain tumors – the number one cancer cause of death in children 20 and under,” said KRF’s Founder and President Kristen Gillette. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude from the growing community support for our mission to find better treatments and cures for the more than 3,500 children diagnosed annually with brain tumors.” KRF volunteers will be at each Turning Point location to answer any questions about the Foundation and its mission.
KRF was founded by Kristen and Rich Gillette in memory of their daughter Kortney, who died from a brain tumor in 2006.Their foundation reached a milestone in 2015 when, after just nine years, it surpassed $1 million in donations to CHOP.
The Turning Point locations are Brick, Cherry Hill, Hoboken, Holmdel, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlton, Princeton, Sea Girt, and Westfield.