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Midtown's RA Sushi Raises $10K for St. Jude

In its 8th year, nationwide fundraiser surpasses $1 million raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

RA Sushi Bar Restaurant's annual "Nicky's Week" fundraiser raised $197,048 this year for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier pediatric cancer research centers.

in the 1010 Midtown building at 1080 Peachtree Street alone contributed $10,329.

Nicky’s Week hit a milestone this year, surpassing the $1 million mark in money raised for St. Jude since the fundraiser was initiated eight years ago.

From May 27 to June 2, the 25 RA Sushi locations across the country donated 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori, Garlic Citrus Yellowtail Tapas, plus a variety of select beverages to assist with research and treatment for the children of St. Jude. 

Since starting Nicky’s Week in 2005, RA Sushi has raised more than $1,140,000 for the Memphis, Tenn.-based St. Jude.

The weeklong fundraiser was developed in memory of longtime St. Jude patient Nicholas "Nicky" Mailliard who lost a long battle with brain cancer in February 2005. The nephew of one of RA Sushi’s original founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA associates throughout the organization. The restaurant developed this annual benefit to honor Nicky and further support St. Jude’s mission, where no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

"Nicky’s Week is RA Sushi’s biggest event of the year,” Scott Kilpatrick, co-founder and vice president of RA Sushi, said in a release. “Our entire team is dedicated to making the fundraiser a huge success so that we can raise as much money as possible for St. Jude. Surpassing our goal of $1 million raised for St. Jude this year shows the dedication of our staff and the amazing support of the community.”

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The Midtown location is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a late night menu available until midnight. The bar is open until 1 a.m. or later Monday through Saturday and until midnight on Sunday.  

During the recent belt of sweltering heat, a RA Sushi pairing of Watermelon Kiwi Shrimp and a Melon-Kiwi-Tini could be the perfect summer refresher. The Watermelon Kiwi Shrimp is a light, colorful dish made with layers of watermelon, kiwi, orange slices, and lychee, topped with shrimp.

The Melon-Kiwi-Tini consists of Monin Watermelon, Svedka Citron, Shochu, and a splash of citrus soda are muddled together and then served with a garnish of watermelon and kiwi slices. The pairing is available through July 31 at a cost of $18.

For more information, call 404-267-0114.

rick July 12, 2012 at 01:49 AM
well done, RA!! TY

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