Seize the Tatas!

Carpe Diem “Seized the Tatas” on October 25th for our first  Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraiser. The restaurant was covered in pink decor while guests sported “Seize the Tatas” T-shirts and sipped glasses of Rosé. Allison even baked delicious pink sugar cookies in the shape of the breast cancer awareness ribbon to give to those who supported the cause. Ten percent of the Rosé and one hundred percent of the proceeds from the T-shirts were donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. To further accentuate the liveliness, the Giants took the national championship that night. Positive energy poured out from every part of the restaurant.

Despite all the enthusiasm at the event, I feel that fundraisers most often do not expose the life-altering journey that victims of cancer are forced endure. We don’t see the hours patients spend in hospitals or the tears from families and individuals that must be strong throughout their battle. One cannot truly understand unless they have experienced it themselves.

It is impossible to prepare oneself for the unknown. Therefore, hearing and watching guests interact, smile and enjoy the food and wine at our fundraiser illustrated the importance of togetherness, a reminder to celebrate good health and to live every moment to the fullest.

Carpe Diem raised over $1,000 dollars for the foundation. Thank you to all for the donations and support that made this event a success. Remember always to “Seize your Tatas.”

At Your Service,

Marti Parti

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