(ALISO VIEJO, Calif.) Sept. 24, 2013– Orange County-based, family-owned café Bagels & Brew will host a fundraiser to benefit the Jessie Rees Foundation and its cause in fighting childhood cancer this Friday, September 27. Bagels & Brew will be donating $5.00 from each purchase of a dozen bagels from all three locations in Mission Viejo, Aliso Viejo and Lake Forest as part of the restaurant’s ongoing support of the non-profit’s annual NEGU Golf Classic being held at Coto De Caza Golf Club September 30.
“We have been supporting the NEGU Golf Classic since it started three years ago and wanted to do something extra to show our appreciation for the organization’s cause and continued partnership with Bagels & Brew,” said Michelle McKay, Co-proprietor of Bagels & Brew. “We greatly appreciate all local support to raise money for the Jessie Rees Foundation and invite everyone in the community to purchase a dozen bagels to help fight childhood cancer.”
Erik Rees, CEO and Chairman of the Jessie Rees Foundation said, "For many years Jessie and I would enjoy breakfast together at Bagels & Brew. It was our spot until she got cancer. It's still our family's favorite place and we are so honored that Bagels & Brew will be helping us raise money to fight childhood cancer. Every day, 50 more children are told they have cancer. Each one has a name, a story and need our support to ‘Never Ever Give Up.’"
ABOUT BAGELS & BREW
Bagels & Brew is a family-owned business created to offer great food, exceptional service and reasonable prices in a neighborhood atmosphere that encourages people to come together. The fast-casual eatery specializes in traditional bagels made on site with fresh ingredients, as well as a variety of other home-style breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert fare that contribute to its growing reputation as a neighborhood café for any occasion.
Launched in 1994, Bagels & Brew has three Orange County, California locations in Lake Forest, Mission Viejo and Aliso Viejo. The three stores employ approximately 70 people. Bagels & Brew also offers full-service catering for corporate meetings and events or intimate family gatherings and has a client list of more than 300 local companies.
During the past 19 years, the company has been guided by a core belief that the customer always comes first. Proprietors Bill and Michelle McKay also support local charitable, scholastic and religious groups through charitable outreach programs.
Learn more at www.bagelsandbrew.com.
ABOUT THE JESSIE REES FOUNDATION
The Jessie Rees Foundation was inspired by 12 year old Jessie Rees during her 10 month fight with two brain tumors. During Jessie's courageous fight she choose to help other kids fighting cancer by sending them her fun filled JoyJars and encouraging them to Never Ever Give Up! Jessie personally was able to send over 3,000 of her JoyJars to other kids during her fighting.
Jessie lost her fight on January 5, 2012 but left behind a massive wave of compassion and a legacy of love. As of September 2013 the Jessie Rees Foundation has reached over 70,000 children in all 50 states and 18 countries. The mission of the Jessie Rees Foundation is to ensure every child fighting cancer has the support to Never Ever Give Up!
You can support the great work of the Jessie Rees Foundation online at www.jessie.org.