Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer

[ 1 ] October 3, 2011 |

Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer
I love October. Though I could do without the cold weather, flu shots and icy District attitudes during this time of the year, I love the fact that it is the official National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  This is the one month of the year where there are so many pink ribbons floating around you cannot help but want to get involved and raise awareness.  Thanks to info provided by Dining in DC, this month I took on the challenge of Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer.  Below are the details on the program, which is the reason I am inviting any and everyone to Tuscana West on October 14, 2011 to come and dine out for a cause.  If you do not want to commit to a whole dinner, then stop in to grab a drink before hitting the District streets.

For the entire month of October, DC area chefs and restaurateurs have committed their establishments for one day, a week, or the entire month, and will generously donate a portion of their food and beverage sales to Take a Bite out of Breast Cancer –  an outreach and fundraising campaign focusing on educating Washington, DC area residents about the importance of early detection and awareness and supports Pink Jams!, a DC area non-profit promoting breast cancer awareness to young men and women.

Washington, DC has the highest breast cancer death rate for women in the United States.  Many of those deaths are due to late diagnosis, and could have possibly been avoided through early detection and an understanding of risk factors. It is the mission of Pink Jams! to reach out to men and women under the age of 40 and help promote breast cancer awareness by combining this important message with fashion, art, social events, live music and now dining! Pink Jams! was founded in 2009, after the loss of a 35 year old friend by Christa Floresca, a DC area native.

There are more than a dozen DC area restaurants, such as Hank’s Oyster Bar, Pesce, Bangkok Joe’s, and Proof, that have generously agreed to participate to help Pink Jams! achieve this important awareness mission. There are many options for diners who wish to show their support for this very important cause. There are restaurants participating in a variety of DC area neighborhoods and on almost every single night in the month of October. Check out the PinkJams! website for a full listing of participating restaurants and dates.

PinkJams! has enlisted the assistance of local food bloggers and writers who are committed to promoting breast cancer awareness in our community. The Ambassadors have adopted a participating restaurant and will encourage their readers to join them for a great meal. Check out the PinkJams! website for a listing of participating restaurants and dates.

Thank you for your support!

Johnna Knows Good Food

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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