Cancer doesn’t stop and neither does Smokey Bones. With 61 restaurants in 16 states, Smokey Bones will kick off its annual fundraising to support the American Cancer Society (ACS) during September to October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Guests will have the opportunity to add $1, $3 or $5 to their bill and all proceeds will be donated directly to the organization.
The restaurant will also offer two pink cocktails created especially for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The drinks will sell for $10 and Smokey Bones will donate $2 from every purchase to ACS. The cocktails include a pink margarita called Rita with a Purpose, made with Jose Cuervo Especial Blue Agave Silver, triple sec, lime sour, and Monin red passion fruit syrup. It is served with a pink sugar rim, lime wedge, pink paper straw, and a pink breast cancer awareness bracelet.
The other cocktail is a pink lemonade. The Sparkling Pink Warrior is made with Three Olives Raspberry Vodka, lemon sour, strawberries, and a lemon wedge, shaken with ice and topped with La Marca Prosecco. It is served with a pink sugar rim, lemon wedge, pink paper straw, and a pink breast cancer awareness bracelet.
“The American Cancer Society is near and dear to us and we are proud to support this great organization once again,” says Rachael Kelly-Marcus, chief people officer at Smokey Bones. “Our employees and guests have big hearts and we hope to make a significant contribution at the end of the month. We have committed to bringing as much awareness to the month as possible, that our CEO James O’Reilly is wearing pink to the office every day in October and our COO Hal Lawler even dyed his hair pink!”
Dollars raised allow ACS to help people facing the disease today, educate people about how to reduce their risk for cancer or detect it early when it’s the easiest to treat, and fund cancer research that will help protect future generations. During COVID-19, cancer hasn’t stopped, so neither will the American Cancer Society.