Chuckwagon Restaurant Fights Leukemia with Cupcakes

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Kimberly Reha, owner of Chuckwagon Restaurant, winner of 2016 Iowa’s Best Burger Award, is proud to announce the restaurant is hosting an ongoing cupcake drive for a local girl with Leukemia.

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We are all hoping for a full recovery for Keira, and all other children who are living with Leukemia. If people keep buying the cupcakes to support Keira, we’ll keep making them.

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“Cupcakes for Keira” was started in honor of 10-year-old Keira Reed, who last fall was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia after being in and out of the doctor’s for a few weeks with a recurring fever. Fortunately, this is the most treatable type of Leukemia. “Keira will be receiving treatment for the next two years and we plan on continuing ‘Cupcakes for Keira’ until she is done and cancer-free,” said Chuckwagon Restaurant owner Kimberly Reha.

When Keira was diagnosed, Reha wanted to do something more. Keira’s family often ate in Reha’s restaurant, so she wanted to do something to support them. Reha had considered making cupcakes just to sell before, but had never done it, so decided to do both: make the cupcakes and sell them for a donation. “To date, we have raised $4,500 to help with Keira’s treatment because of these cupcakes,” said Reha.

Keira is a fun, outgoing girl who loves gymnastics, tumbling, singing and playing guitar. Her favorite subjects in school are math and reading, and her favorite food is fettuccine alfredo. In an effort to help others like herself in need of blood transfusions, Keira is asking that people donate blood.

“We are all hoping for a full recovery for Keira, and all other children who are living with Leukemia,” said Reha. “If people keep buying the cupcakes to support Keira, we’ll keep making them.”

Profits from “Cupcakes for Keira” are sent to Keira and her family. The recommended donation is $2 per cupcake, but any amount is appreciated. To donate directly, please visit Keira’s CaringBridge page at

In addition to cupcakes, Chuckwagon is locally renowned for its burgers and homemade fries. The restaurant also recently implemented a new menu and in May was awarded 2016 Iowa’s Best Burger, according to the Iowa Beef Industry Council and Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, who sponsor the annual contest.

“Our burgers are fresh, hand-pattied, high-quality Angus Beef,” said Reha. “So after enjoying a great burger that won’t disappoint, you can grab a homemade ‘Cupcake for Keira’ for a good cause.”

About Chuckwagon Restaurant
Chuckwagon Restaurant is a locally owned, traditional American eatery known for breakfast, burgers and dinner. For more information, please follow them on Facebook or call (641) 742-3611. The restaurant is located at 113 5th Street, Exit 76, Adair, IA.

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