Friday, October 29, 2010

Dine and help a cancer patient

MANILA, Philippines - To help people with cancer, a local restaurant chain is donating part of the proceeds from its most popular dishes to the University of the Philippines - Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) Cancer Institute.

Dishes included in the LJC Group's "Good to Dine" campaign, which ends on November 30, are:

- Sinigang na bangus belly with ripe guava of Abe in Serendra, Trinoma Mall and SM Mall of Asia

- Picnic adobo rice of Bistro Remedios in Malate

- Lengua estofada of Cafe Adriatico in Malate, Gateway Mall and SM Mall of Asia

- Lunch buffet of Cafe Havana in Greenbelt 3

- Mangohito of Cafe Havana in Malate and Greenbelt 3

- Fely J's dilis-cious rice of Fely J's Kitchen in Greenbelt 5

- Rosemary chicken of Larry's Cafe & Bar in Serendra

- Bangus belly with kangkong balachian of Lorenzo's Way in Greenbelt 5

The LJC Group said P10 of the total cost of these dishes will be set aside and given to the Cancer Institute Foundation Inc., which sources funds for the UP-PGH Cancer Institute.

The restaurant chain will equal the total amount raised from the orders to help the UP-PGH, which only has 51 beds alternately shared by patients undergoing chemotherapy.

The "Good to Dine" campaign was launched in celebration of Larry J. Cruz's birthday.

As founder of the LJC Group, he supported a number of charitable projects such as yearly feeding programs and scholarships for deserving students in the field of food and beverage service.

Cruz passed away in 2008, and his restaurant chain continued with his humanitarian efforts by supporting different fund-raising campaigns.

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