DALLAS, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Texas de Brazil announced a donation of more than $149,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude accepted the donation -- which will directly benefit patients with childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases – during the Brazilian-American steakhouse's fundraising luncheon in October.
During the charity luncheon, guests heard a young mother's heart-wrenching story of her seven-year-old daughter's two-time fight against a rare and aggressive blood cancer, underscoring the continued need for supporting what St. Jude provides to children and families facing health crisis.
"This little girl and her mother have experienced unimaginable challenges and they bravely stood in front of our guests to share their struggle, emphasizing how financial support for the service and care provided at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital can give others the opportunity for life-saving treatment," says Salim Asrawi, Chief Operating Officer at Texas de Brazil. "We are grateful for the generosity shown by our guests and committed to continued support of this cause in the future," he adds.
This year, Texas de Brazil partnered with St. Jude in a campaign that allowed guests to donate directly to the cause at the bottom of guest checks. No purchase was required, and for every $5 donated Texas de Brazil provided a $5 bounce-back certificate as incentive. The finale luncheon and funds from a silent auction of items donated by vendors and hospitality associates were also added to the final tally to support St. Jude in its life-saving mission: Finding cures. Saving children.® Since 2013, Texas de Brazil has donated nearly $400,000 to St. Jude.
St. Jude has helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 to 80 percent since the hospital opened nearly 50 years ago, and they won't stop until no child dies from cancer. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children.
Watch for details about the 2018 Texas de Brazil fundraising campaign at texasdebrazil.com.
About Texas de Brazil
Texas de Brazil is an authentic churrascaria featuring a continuous dining experience that blends the unique culture of Brazil with the generous hospitality of Texas. The menu features a vast selection of grilled meats, a 50-item salad area, an award-winning wine list and a la carte dessert selections. Founded as a family-owned business in 1998, Texas de Brazil now has 54 domestic and international locations. Stay connected. Follow @texasdebrazil on Instagram and Twitter and like Texas de Brazil on Facebook. For more information, visit texasdebrazil.com.
About St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent, and we won't stop until no child dies from cancer. St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook (facebook.com/stjude) and following us on Twitter (@stjude).