Jenny Wise spent Monday night serving up burgers and fries at Culver’s of Huntley’s Scoopie Night because she has a cause — supporting breast cancer research.
The Huntley mom sported a pin that read, “I wear pink for my mom” on a pink shirt that read “TAG,” the name of the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk team she joined five years ago.
TAG is named after Tracey Anne Geils, who died in 2003 of breast cancer. The team has had lots of members but Wise is the only one walking this year. She is participating in the San Diego Calif., three-day walk in November.
Teams must raise $2,300 to participate, so Wise does fundraisers to generate donations. Scoopie Night helps her raise donations in an easy way. She agreed to work a four-hour shift and publicize the event. She then gets up to 20 percent of the food sales.
“It’s really awesome,” she said.
The monies raised at Scoopie Night go toward the Susan G. Komen charity. Wise started walking five years ago. Her mother is a breast cancer survivor but she recently lost her godmother to the disease.
“The list on my shirt get longer with the names of people I’m walking in honor or in memory for,” she said.
Culver’s Scoopie Night helps Wise broaden her donation base. People donate simply by purchasing their dinner at Culver’s on the designated day, she said.
This summer, Culver’s has expanded its Scoopie Night. The event is from 4 to 8 p.m. Slots are still available. The schedule is:
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