Chef/proprietor John Howie of Seastar Restaurant and Raw Bar (Bellevue, Washington and Seattle locations) and John Howie Steak in Bellevue, is an ardent philanthropist. During October’s Breast Cancer Awareness month, for every “Kiss from a Rose” cocktail sold at John Howie Steak and both Seastar locations, $1 will be donated to the local affiliate of Young Survival Coalition, for the second consecutive year. Last September, more than 500 cocktails were sold benefitting this charity and the John Howie Restaurant Group team looks forward to surpassing that number this year. The “Kiss from a Rose” is made from Belevedere’s new lemon tea flavored vodka and complemented with a touch of Cardamaro Amaro, blanco vermouth, pomegranate puree, and honey syrup for a dry, balanced martini. The cocktail will be priced at $7 during Happy Hour and $10 at all other times, at all three locations.
Insurance companies and government recommendations feel early cancer detection begins at 40. Often women under that age are ignored or misdiagnosed. This organization is focused on the critical issues exclusive to young women found to have breast cancer. YSC offers resources, connections, and outreach so women feel supported, empowered, and hopeful. Cancer is a disease growing into a younger population, requires early testing, and signs in those under 40 should be taken seriously.
YSC works with survivors, caregivers and the medical, research, advocacy, and legislative communities to increase the quality and quantity of life for those women. Founded by three young breast cancer survivors in 1998, which were all under the age of 35 at diagnosis, YSC has grown into an international group of thousands of survivors and supporters. Based in New York City, with one of the organization’s 27 affiliates in Seattle, YSC helps young women face breast cancer together. Since its inception in 2002, the Seattle affiliate has provided a supportive environment for over 100 local young women with breast cancer.
John Howie Steak is located at The Shops at The Bravern, 11111-NE 8th St., Suite 125, Bellevue, Washington. Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar - Bellevue is located at 205 – 108th Ave. N.E., #100, Bellevue, Washington, and Seastar Restaurant & Raw Bar – Seattle is located at 2121 Terry Avenue, Seattle.