Local Restaurant Donates Proceeds to Help Fight Childhood Cancer

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CLEVELAND — A local restaurant is giving back on this day, September 13th, also National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day.

A lunch crowd filled Rush Inn Bar & Grille in Avon. The restaurant is teaming up with the organization “Prayers For Maria,” raising money for pediatric brain cancer research.

Restaurant owner Ken Rush says he got the idea to give back from his sister who sits on the board.

“She asked me if I’d be willing to help out and I said, ‘Sure not a problem’,” said Rush. “Something for a good cause, always a good thing to do.”

Rush says 20-percent of today’s sales will be donated to charity.

The month of September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Researchers say thanks to ongoing advances in research and treatment, the 5-year survival rate for all childhood cancers has to climbed 80-percent over the past several decades.