in Cartersville is one of the company's southeastern restaurants teaming up to fight cancer.
After surpassing all goals in 2010, Buffalo’s is pairing with the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University for the second-annual Fight Takes Flight campaign.
During the month of October, Buffalo’s is serving pink chips with its Queso Verde Cheese Dip and Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa appetizers. For each appetizer purchased, $1 of the sale will be donated to Winship Cancer Institute.
Restaurant staff also offer guests a coloring sheet explaining the campaign with an additional opportunity to donate. These coloring sheets are then hung around the restaurant.
Purposely held in October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the goal set last year was exceeded within weeks, and the total amount raised was $30,000, which was $10,000 more than the original goal.
The "fun-raiser" was created to honor the Buffalo’s Cafe staff and family members of those who have fearlessly battled with cancer.
In Georgia alone, one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Because of this, Buffalo’s requested Winship Cancer Institute use the money where it is most needed.
Winship Cancer Institute is Georgia’s first and only National Cancer Institute designated a cancer center, and is recognized as one of the top 50 cancer centers in the United States by U.S. News and World Report. The institute serves as the coordinating center for a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging and the subspecialties of cancer care throughout Emory University.