ROKA AKOR San Francisco Raises More Than $2,000 To Support Breast Cancer Patients - Food & Beverage Magazine

ROKA AKOR San Francisco Raises More Than $2,000 To Support Breast Cancer Patients

Proceeds from October Campaign Benefit Editha House, A Lodging Resource for Cancer Patients and Caregivers

picture (3)ROKA AKOR, a stylish prime steak, seafood and sushi restaurant located in San Francisco’s Jackson Square neighborhood, culminated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a $6,400 donation for Editha House, an affordable lodging resource for cancer patients and their adult caregivers. During the month of October, ROKA AKOR offered guests a variety of ways to contribute towards the worthy cause.

The effort kicked off on Oct. 1, National Sake Day, with the restaurant donating 40 percent of all sake bottle sales to Editha House. Then, for the duration of the month, diners were able to purchase a plethora of other drinks for a good cause. One dollar was donated from every Decoding Annie Parker cocktail, named after an upcoming film that chronicles the discovery of the gene responsible for many breast and ovarian cancers, BRCA1. Additionally, $5 per glass and $20 per bottle of Jean-Charles Boisset Rosé Brut, a pink sparkling wine, was donated to Editha House as part of the special promotion.

Nationwide, ROKA AKOR’s four locations combined to raise $6,100 in 2013. This year’s donation adds to a two-year national effort by ROKA AKOR, which has now raised more than $8,900 to benefit breast cancer patients and their families.

picture (2)“It’s a pleasure to be able to engage with our customers and raise funds for such an important cause,” said Felipe Ospina, director of marketing. “We all know someone who has been affected by breast cancer, and to be able to support the important work of Editha House is both rewarding and gratifying for our entire team.”

The Editha House was established in November 2011 to provide affordable lodging for adult cancer patients and their adult caregivers traveling to Phoenix, Ariz. for medical treatment. Located in Central Phoenix, it is close to many of the valley’s preeminent medical centers, which out of state visitors frequently visit. The house consists of sixteen guestrooms with private bathrooms and kitchens, offering10,750 square feet of serene living space.

“We are very grateful to ROKA AKOR for their continued support and ongoing commitment to helping those with breast cancer,” said Mary Gauwitz CEO of Editha House. “Not only are they raising money, they are building awareness by educating and involving their customers.”

For information about the Editha House, please visit www.edithahouse.org.

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About ROKA AKOR San Francisco:
Recently opened in San Francisco’s Jackson Square district in June 2013, ROKA AKOR is a stylish prime steak, seafood and sushi restaurant that specializes in Robata “open charcoal” cuisine. The sophisticated, contemporary space is anchored by the restaurant’s centrally-placed, signature Robata Grill. The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Roman Petry, an industry veteran with more than 13 years of experience in international kitchens, including at several of the world’s most renowned Japanese restaurants, who has been involved with the project since its inception, from design to menu creation.

Located downstairs, the ROKA BAR is anchored by an L-shaped island bar in a classic, timeless atmosphere, reflecting the modern elegance of the space. Ideal for an evening of elegant lounging, the ROKA BAR provides generous drinks in a grown up environment, appealing to the financial district crowd, visitors and industry locals. For more information regarding ROKA AKOR San Francisco or ROKA BAR, please visit www.rokaakor.com/locations/san-francisco

About Editha House:
Editha House was established in November 2011 to provide affordable lodging for adult cancer patients and their adult caregivers traveling to Phoenix, Ariz. for medical treatment. Located in Central Phoenix, The Editha House is close to many of the valley’s preeminent medical centers.

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