The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County is teaming up with local restaurants to bring Burger Week to the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. From October 31 to November 7, participating restaurants will feature a special Burger Week burger, with a portion of the sales from each burger sold during the week going toward the Hospice Palliative Care Society.
A total of 16 restaurants are participating, with many creating special burgers for the fundraiser while others have chosen delicious burgers that are already on their menus. The Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County provides comfort and compassionate care to individuals and their loved ones living with life-threatening illnesses. This includes everything from music therapy to home support items and meeting many special personal needs that enhance patients' quality of life.
“We are so very pleased with the level of support we've received from local restaurants for our Burger Week fundraiser,” says Patricia Jackson, Co-chair, Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County. “We are grateful for the involvement of participating returns and hope that the community will take advantage of a wide range of burger choices knowing that they are contributing to the needs of patients who face highly challenging health and family situations.”
Jackson adds that, “The participating restaurants have brought great imagination to their Burger Week creations. I think people are going to have a hard time choosing which burger to eat – luckily Burger Week is seven days so they can sample more than one throughout the week. I encourage everyone to get out and get eating in support of an important community organization.”
For more than 25 years, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton County has been assisting the Cape Breton District Health Authority Palliative Care Service meet the needs of palliative care patients and their families through the provision of volunteer support, staff education, comfort and care support items, the Music Therapy program, the Family Assistance Fund and bereavement support. Currently, the Society is focusing its efforts on plans for a much need stand along Residential Hospice for the Cape Breton community.
This is the first year for the Society's Burger Week fundraiser and it is expected that it will be an annual event, with plans for it to grow each year. The following restaurants are participating in the 2014 Burger Week.
All Star Grille, Casino Nova Scotia
Saltspray Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse
Island Greek Donair
The Olive Tree Bistro
Governor's Pub and Eatery
Reilly's Lounge Hearthstone Inn
The Steel City Sports Bar
Trio Cambridge Suites
Mickey D's Subs & Stuff
Rack and Roll
Jane's Restaurant & Pizzeria
A full list of the burger creations is available at www.hospicecapebreton.org/burgerweek. People can share their Burger Week adventure online by using #burgerweekcb.