The majority of us have been touched by cancer, in fact over 1.5 million people in Canada are living with or beyond cancer. Cancer hits close to home for our January Burger of the Month Guest Chef in Red Deer, Benjamin Bodmer, who was keen to see burger proceeds support the Canadian Cancer Society.
Benjamin’s “Meat Mountain” burger included two Alberta Beef smash patties, Monterey jack cheese, house slow roasted chipotle BBQ pulled pork, two strips of peppered bacon, topped with house slaw, served on a garlic buttered brioche bun. $2 from every burger sold goes directly to the Canadian Cancer Society!
Having lost his father, grandfather and grandmother all to cancer when he was young, Ben knew he wanted to support the Canadian Cancer Society and their work to fund cancer research, power a national support system to ensure no one faces cancer alone, and help create health policies to make life better for Canadians affected by cancer.
The Canadian Cancer Society knows their investments into research are making a difference “today about 64% of Canadians diagnosed with cancer will survive at least 5 years after their diagnosis. This is up from the 25% in the 1940’s when the Canadian Cancer Society began funding research. This improvement is due to advances in early detection and more precise, less damaging ways to deliver surgery, radiotherapy and drug therapy”.
Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Benjamin helped us hand over $1032 to the Canadian Cancer Society today (Thursday, February 16th). Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $120,000 to local charities over the past 72 months! THANK-YOU!
The February Burger of the Month in Red Deer is the “Funny Bone”, created in collaboration with local Guest Chef Jenna Goldade! It includes a Louisiana fried chicken breast with tempura cauliflower bites, topped with our house-made signature cheese sauce, Doritos chips, and shredded lettuce on a garlic buttered brioche bun skewered with a cherry tomato! $2 from every burger sold is going directly to Jenna’s local charity of choice, Vantage Community Services.
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(L-R: Red Deer January Burger of the Month Guest Chef Benjamin Bodmer, Cilantro and Chive Red Deer General Manager Sheldon Priestman, and Cilantro and Chive Co-Owner Kim Kay)
Local Guest Chef Benjamin Bodmer provided the creative inspiration for the “Meat Mountain” which included two Alberta Beef smash patties, Monterey jack cheese, house slow roasted chipotle BBQ pulled pork, two strips of peppered bacon, topped with house slaw, served on a garlic buttered brioche bun. $2 from every burger sold goes directly to Ben’s charity of choice, the Canadian Cancer Society!