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Brunch for a Good Cause

By Caroline Clough in Arts & Entertainment on Aug 10, 2007 7:15PM

2007_august_chicagoistpink.jpgGot any plans for August 19? If not, you should consider brunch at Manny's Coffee Shop and Deli. Not only would you get the opportunity to munch on classic deli faves like lox and bagels, noodle kugel, corned beef sandwiches, pastrami sandwiches, and potato pancakes (not to mention salads, eggs and desserts), but you would also be supporting a good cause. Bright Pink is an organization dedicated to educating and supporting women who have a high risk of breast or ovarian cancer. One strong supporter of the group says that the organization "is not just another breast cancer organization, but rather [it] is committed to spearheading a fresh and empowering movement among young women. We believe in the beauty and strength of women. The organization exists to enlighten and empower high-risk individuals to take control of their breast health for a better, brighter future." Sounds good to us. In addition to the brunch, there is also a silent auction that will feature items ranging from a week's vacation at a 5-star resort in Cabo ($5,000 dollar value) to skydiving jumps. Also mentioned were the more traditional spa visits and restaurant experiences. Manny's is hosting this event out of the goodness of their hearts and their strong belief in what Bright Pink is doing for young women across the country. All proceeds from the brunch and auction will benefit Bright Pink.

This event will be held on August 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Manny's Coffee Shop and Deli (1141 S. Jefferson). Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for children. To purchase tickets, contact Come early — auction results will be announced at 11:45!