This Friday, local Flemington business owners and residents can use the Filling Station for the greater good. On September 16, Christine and Steve Little (owners of Jake’s Restaurant) will be at the Filling Station pouring drinks for the evening, and donating $1 from every draft beer and glass of wine served. The funds raised will support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.
Christine’s sister, Liz Acaba, has a Neuroendocrine cancer, a disease that frequently goes undiagnosed. The symbol for this type of cancer is zebra print.
“The Zebra stripes are the symbol for Neuroendocrine cancer because, unlike more commonly known cancers, this one does not originate in an organ,” says Steve. “Doctors are taught that they should look for the common cause, the horse, when in fact the sound of the hooves, the symptoms, may be caused by something more exotic like the zebra.”
In support of Acaba, a team will participate in the 2016 Jimmy Fund Boston Marathon walk to raise money for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. “Team Zebra Divas” is comprised Christine and Steve Little, as well as their family and friends. They have a fundraising goal of $15,000.
“The Filling Station at the Patio is a place for community, and this fundraiser that Christine and Steve are coordinating is the epitome of that,” says Judy Goodwin, Executive Director of Flemington Community Partnership. “We’re excited to see how neighbors from Flemington and the surrounding areas will come together to support Liz Acaba and cancer research on a larger scale.”
The Filling Station is located at 144 Main Street, Flemington, NJ.