Kortney Rose Foundation Benefit
“Great Food for a Great Cause” Raises Funds for
Kortney Rose Foundation at Turning Point Restaurants
Turning Point Restaurants will again partner with the Kortney Rose Foundation (KRF) to hold the 7th Annual fundraiser – “Great Food for a Great Cause” – on Saturday, February 27 and Sunday, February 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at all 11 Turning Point locations! Guests at Turning Point who donate a minimum of $25 to KRF on either of those two days will receive in return a Turning Point gift card good for two entrées to be used any time in the future.
Last year, the event generated more than $51,000 for the Kortney Rose Foundation, which raises funds for pediatric brain tumor research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Over the past six years, the Turning Point weekend event has raised a total of $150,000
“Year after year our staff and patrons look forward to this fundraiser and their effort and enthusiasm is reflected in the tremendous generosity that is shown at this popular event,” said Kirk Ruoff, who, with his wife, Pam, are owners of Turning Point. The restaurant is one of KRF’s largest corporate sponsors.
“Turning Point and the Ruoffs have been a staple in our efforts to raise money for kids with brain tumors – the number one cancer cause of death in children 20 and under,” said KRF’s Founder and President Kristen Gillette. “We are overwhelmed with gratitude from the growing community support for our mission to find better treatments and cures for the more than 3,500 children diagnosed annually with brain tumors.” KRF volunteers will be at each Turning Point location to answer any questions about the Foundation and its mission.
KRF was founded by Kristen and Rich Gillette in memory of their daughter Kortney, who died from a brain tumor in 2006.Their foundation reached a milestone in 2015 when, after just nine years, it surpassed $1 million in donations to CHOP.
The Turning Point locations are Brick, Cherry Hill, Hoboken, Holmdel, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlton, Princeton, Sea Girt, and Westfield.
About The Kortney Rose Foundation
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. On April 27, 2006, four months after her diagnosis, Kortney lost her brave battle with this pediatric brain cancer.
The Kortney Rose Foundation is a 501(c) (3) charity that was set up by Kortney’s parents, after her death in 2006 from a rare brain tumor, to create her legacy of helping other children through the promise of research. Since inception the foundation has built a playground in Kortney’s name, donated over $1,200,00 to the pediatric brain tumor research program at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and helped establish its world-class Children’s Brain Tumor Tissue Consortium (CBTTC.org). More than 95% of every dollar donated to KRF goes directly to this research. The foundation was also instrumental in passing legislation naming May as brain tumor awareness month in the State of New Jersey. http://www.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 operates 11 restaurants in New Jersey, offering the finest in quality and freshness. In 2015, Turning Point earned the No. 1 Breakfast Spot in NJ in the New Jersey Monthly Readers’ Choice poll. Each location is tastefully decorated with soothing natural colors, wainscoting, 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. The Turning Point locations are Brick, Cherry Hill, Hoboken, Holmdel, Little Silver, Long Branch, Manalapan, Marlton, Princeton, Sea Girt, and Westfield.
Turning Point restaurants are open daily from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Menus include breakfast, lunch, children’s, catering and takeout menus. http://www.theturningpoint.biz