“I can’t wait to eat a lifetime worth of burgers this month!” HECK YEAH Ashley Jackson! Those words, that energy, that determination, all sum up our October Red Deer Guest Chef beautifully. We were equally as jacked as local photographer Ashley Jackson for her October Burger of the Month “Stacked Up”!
It included roasted brussel sprout and walnut pesto, gorgonzola cheese, beef and pork blended smash patties, prosciutto, fresh apple slices, shredded white cheddar cheese and lays salt n vinegar chips on salt n’ vinegar dusted and toasted potato roll. $2 from every “Stacked Up” burger sold is going directly to Ashley’s charity of choice -the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.
When we asked Ashley why she selected the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health that is being built in Calgary, she pointed to a stat that has stayed with her “1 in 5 children and adolescents in Canada are currently struggling with mental health issues”. Ashley knows that mental health support and resources at a young age will have life long positive impacts for patients, their loved ones, and our communities and that’s a cause she wants to get behind.
The Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation points to a few other alarming stats when talking about the need for the new centre. “70% of mental health issues start in childhood”, and “suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people aged 10-24”. Scheduled to open in the fall of 2022, the Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health will include a Walk-in-Clinic to help children, teens and families with urgent mental health and substance abuse concerns. It will provide intensive treatment options, offering individual, group and family therapy to help young people manage escalating issues and prevent the need for hospitalization. A pediatric Day Hospital is also part of the Centre, providing therapy and support for young people to transition from a hospital admission back to home and community life, allowing for intensive therapy during the day, and kids to sleep in the comfort of their own beds at night. It will reduce the length of hospital stays, and help ensure a smooth transition back to home, school, and community.
Thanks to your support of our beloved Burger of the Month Program Ashley helped us hand over $1613 to Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation today (Monday, November 1st). Included in that total is $385 Ashley collected in cash donations! Thanks to the amazing support we see from our guest’s month after month, we have had the opportunity to give back over $90,000 to local charities over the past 57 months! THANK-YOU!
The November Burger of the Month in Red Deer is the “Berkburger” created in collaboration with local Guest Chef “Berkley” from the Blackfalds Bulldogs! It includes an Alberta beef smash patty, blueberry BBQ sauce, torn chicken, grilled pineapple slice, shredded white cheddar, pickled red onions, and roasted garlic aioli on a garlic butter brushed brioche bun with ketchup seasoning. $2 from every “Berkburger” sold goes directly to the Bulldogs Community Foundation!
For more information contact:
Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
Ashley Jackson Studios
Cilantro and Chive
Ashley Jackson co-created “Stacked Up”! It included roasted brussel sprout and walnut pesto, gorgonzola cheese, beef and pork blended smash patties, prosciutto, fresh apple slices, shredded white cheddar cheese and lays salt n vinegar chips on salt n’ vinegar dusted and toasted potato roll. $2 from every “Stacked Up” burger sold is going directly to Ashley’s charity of choice -the new Centre for Child & Adolescent Mental Health through the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation.