October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means a lot to us at Bambinos. After losing a member of the Bambinos family to breast cancer several years ago, we’ve been committed to doing our part to end this relentless disease.
One of our owners, Andy Faucett, started the original Bambinos in Columbia MO in 1994 with Brian Ash. The Diana on Bambino’s menu was named after Brian’s wife. She passed away from breast cancer in 2008 and on this 10 year anniversary of her passing, Andy and the Bambinos family is proud to raise money and awareness through Real Men Wear Pink, a nationwide initiative that takes place throughout the month of October.
As part of Andy’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign, Andy was asked to wear pink the entire month of October to support breast cancer research. We have a link to donate to Andy’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign on the home page of our website.
Why It Matters
According to BreastCancer.org, around one in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. When it comes to types of cancer, breast cancer death rates are the second-highest, falling closely behind lung cancer. Breast cancer doesn’t just impact women—it can affect men, too. Breast cancer can be devastating no matter who you are. That’s why we’re stepping up to fight breast cancer with all we have.
That’s why we want to make it easier for our customers to join us in the fight. Support the American Cancer Society by heading to our website to donate to Andy’s fundraiser or come to Bambinos Cafe on Battlefield for a special fundraiser on Wednesday, October 17th.
On Wednesday, October 17th, we’re donating 20 percent of all proceeds—dine-in or carry-out—from our Battlefield location to the American Cancer Society between the hours of 4 and 9 p.m. Andy will be there thanking everyone for coming out to support this worthy cause. This event is our way of giving back to the experts and volunteers at the American Cancer Society, who are constantly working on new ways to eradicate this devastating disease.
National Pasta Day
Need more convincing? Our fundraiser happens to fall on National Pasta Day, a national celebration of perhaps the greatest food of all time. It’s commonly believed that pasta was brought to the U.S. by Thomas Jefferson, introduced pasta to the Americas after enjoying it in Naples, Italy. Do President Jefferson proud by enjoying a plate of pasta for a great cause at our Battlefield location.
If you’d like to support the fight against breast cancer, head to our Battlefield restaurant in Springfield Missouri on October 17 from 4 to 9 p.m. Before the fundraiser, check out our full dinner menu online, donate, or call our Battlefield location at 417-881-4442 with any questions.