Tuesday, November 12, 2013

"Cue for a Cause" Nov 19 at Dickey's Barbecue Pit for NAMI Durham

Durham is a food town, for sure.  It is also home to people deeply passionate about helping others, and often food is the focal point of such efforts.  Last January, The Original Q Shack donated thousands of dollars to support NAMI in the wake of the Newtown, CT tragedy.

NAMI is continuing the effort to use food as the focal point for building awareness, as well as an opportunity to raise funds. “’Cue For A Cause,” is this coming Tuesday, November 19 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, 5318 New Hope Commons Dr.
The Durham location of this national operation will donate a percentage of its sales from the event to NAMI Durham, a local non-profit providing free advocacy, education, and support to community-members affected by mental illness.

Dorothy Smith, President of NAMI Durham, observed that “Unfortunately, it’s all too easy, as we look at the world around us, to see the stunning costs of a mental health care system that is terribly underfunded. Hopefully, folks will come out and support NAMI Durham in its ongoing efforts to improve both the quality and quantity of mental health care services available throughout our community. No donation is required and everyone’s got to eat somewhere that night, so please come out, have a great meal with us, and help make our community a healthier and happier place to live!” Learn more about NAMI online.

Durham is a great community that loves its food so much it built a website to tell the world that #DurhamIsTastiest, and uses that hashtag, along with #DurhamFood to show the world the great dishes Durham diners are enjoying.

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