Three for three is the breakdown of times and years that the Greater Boca Raton's Chamber of Commerce Boca Festival Days, the Alliance Association Bank and Boca Raton Regional Hospital have partnered up to promote the Lynn Cancer Institute's League of Ribbons initiative.
The League of Ribbons strives to support patients at the Institute in need of financial assistance during their treatments as well as for wellness education, wellness programs and secondary support areas; which are all worthy peripheral endeavors.
The Melting Pot, the restaurant of sizzling oils and cheese/chocolate pots has not shied away from getting involved in the endeavors of these organizations in the past and the Boca Raton locale will host this year's "FondueRaiser."
You can't raise some funds unless you make it attractive to folks with deep pockets and what better way to go about that than to make it a cheesy affair that will only, unfortunately, exclude vegans (the only people in the world who hate cheese, for even the lactose intolerant will sacrifice themselves for the gooey goodness) with the Melting Pot providing melty fondue, cocktails and wine. As culinary partner in this endeavor, the company has pledged a donation of 35% of its sales and 100% of the exclusive "Ribbontini," a specific cocktail for the League.
Booze, cheese and a punch to cancer's face; what isn't there to like about this affair?
When the proceeds go specifically to the League benefitting patients in local communities it is hard to triage the consequences of spent monies on causes when other, equally worthy ones, are getting more media attention. The plus side of things here is that no one is "nominating" you to get drenched in ice water (though that sounds delicious in South Florida's heat) and you're still impacting the fundraising of an equally worthy cause.
The "FondueRaiser" will be held at the Melting Pot on Monday, August 25th from 4:30-10 p.m. at 5455 N. Federal Highway in Boca Raton. Reservations are recommended by calling 561-997-7472 or online at meltingpot.com/boca-raton. Mention "Dip for LCI" when making your reservations.