Lymphoma Research Foundation Hosts Fifth Annual Love to Find a Cure Restaurant Revue

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Minnesota’s Top Chefs Participate in Charity Restaurant Revue and KSTP’s Joe Schmit Emcees the Event to Raise Funds for Blood Cancer Research

More than 1100 people were diagnosed with lymphoma – the most common form of blood cancer – in Minnesota last year alone. To raise critical funds for blood cancer research, the Minnesota chapter of the Lymphoma Research Foundation’s (LRF) – the nation’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding lymphoma research and to serving those touched by the disease –will host its fifth annual Love to Find a Cure Restaurant Revue on February 16, 2012. Hundreds of guests will attend the charity event at The Depot in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The Love to Find a Cure Restaurant Revue is a tasting event that features the top Twin Cities’ chefs and restaurants. KSTP sports anchor, Joe Schmit will emcee the evening’s program, which will feature live and silent auctions, as well as the Foundation’s signature Raise it for Research– an exciting and unique auction where guests pledge their support for lymphoma research. Funds raised at Minnesota’s Love to Find a Cure event support LRF’s mission to eradicate lymphoma and serve those touched by the disease.

"Love to Find a Cure is an event that attendees look forward to every year," says event chair Kris Timmons. "People’s generosity has been extraordinary: over the past four years we have raised almost $300,000 for lymphoma research. At the same time, the Minnesota chapter has been able to use this wonderful event to educate the community about the needs of people with this type of blood cancer."

This year’s participating Love to Find a Cure restaurants include: Rudolphs BBQ, The Herkimer, Spill the Wine, The Blue Door, al Vento, Rinata, Joan's in the Park, Twisted Sister House of Hunger, Lettuce Cater, Spectacular Catering, Kane's Cafe, The Cave Cafe, and The Melting Pot.

“The Lymphoma Research Foundation’s Minnesota Chapter is thrilled to partner with such a high caliber of restaurants for its annual Love to Find a Cure Restaurant Revue,” said Dana Hendee, LRF Midwest Regional Manager. “LRF’s Minnesota Chapter extends its sincere gratitude to all of the participating restaurants and supporters of the event who not only are committed to making the event a wonderful success, but are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of all those touched by lymphoma.”

In honor of the fifth anniversary of the event, LRF will celebrate all attending five-year survivors. The Love to Find a Cure Restaurant Revue begins at 6 pm on February 16 at The Depot. For more information about Minnesota’s Love to Find a Cure Restaurant Revue or to purchase tickets to the event, visit lymphoma.org/Minnesota. For more information about lymphoma, visit the LRF website: lymphoma.org.

About the Lymphoma Research Foundation
The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) is the nation's largest non-profit lymphoma organization devoted to funding innovative research and providing people with lymphoma and healthcare professionals with critical information on the disease. To date, LRF has awarded more than $47 million in lymphoma-specific research.

For additional information on LRF’s programs and services, visit lymphoma.org.

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