Please join us on Saturday, February 23 & Sunday, February 24 for the 10th annual “Great Food for a Great Cause” event held at all 16 locations of the Turning Point Restaurants in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Established in Oceanport, NJ in 2006, the Kortney Rose Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) charity with the mission of eradicating pediatric brain tumors by funding promising, collaborative research. Brain tumors are the #1 cause of death by all disease in children. With a battle cry of “Help Get Brain Tumors Off Kids’ Minds,” the foundation is responsible for nearly $2 million donated to pediatric brain tumor research, with over $320,000 donated through the Turning Point fundraiser over the past nine years.
On Saturday, 2/23 and Sunday, 2/24, Turning Point restaurant patrons who donate $25 to The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF), will receive a gift card for 2 free entrees on their next visit, to any of the Turning Point Restaurant locations.
KRF prioritizes collaborative research, and was a primary funding partner that helped to establish the Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC.org) which includes 16 worldwide institutions sharing specimens and data. The Kortney Rose Foundation supports research on many different types of brain tumors, supports Neuro-Oncology program growth at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and is a primary funder of a research program investigating the use of immunotherapy in high grade gliomas, including Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).
About The Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF)
Kortney Rose Gillette was a vivacious nine-year old girl with a winning smile and unparalleled zest for life. She loved playing with friends and animals (stuffed or real) and enjoyed school at Wolf Hill Elementary School in Oceanport, NJ. This didn’t change even after her diagnosis of a terminal brainstem glioma (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma -DIPG). On April 27, 2006, four months after her diagnosis, Kortney lost her brave battle with this pediatric brain cancer. KRF is helping to bridge the gap in research funding since the National Institute of Health (NIH) only gives 4% of their annual research budget to all childhood cancer research. Please visit our website and find out what’s happening by signing up for our email notifications. http://thekortneyrosefoundation.org
About Turning Point Restaurants
The Turning Point restaurants were founded in 1998 by Kirk and Pam Ruoff, who opened their first location in Little Silver, NJ. Serving breakfast, brunch and lunch, Turning Point now operate 12 restaurants in New Jersey and four in Pennsylvania, offering the finest in quality and freshness. Among the most recent accolades received in 2017 are NJRHA Golden Plate Award, “Best Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch” in New Jersey Monthly magazine; “Best Breakfast Bites” in Main Line Magazine” and “Readers’ Choice Award” in Philly Magazine. Each location is tastefully decorated with soothing natural colors, rich wood trim, lush live plants, large windows allowing plenty of natural light, comfortable dining areas, gas fireplaces, a private meeting area, a dining counter and outside seating for warmer seasons.
Turning Point restaurants are open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menus include breakfast, lunch, children’s, catering and takeout menus. www.theturningpoint.biz