Brotulaâ€™s Seafood House & Steamer and Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi announce Pink Party
Proceeds to benefit local employee battling cancer, Carrie Bair
Destin, Fla. (September 9, 2016) â€“ Brotulaâ€™s Seafood House & Steamer and Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi in Destin invite the community, loyal patrons and guests to the Pink Party. 100% of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Carrie Bair, a tenured employee and pivotal part of the of Jackacudas family recently diagnosed with stage 1 Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The event will take place on Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Jackacudas located in the heart of HarborWalk Village.
The mother of two has a degree in music education, but chose to work in the service industry in order to be at home during the day with her 6-year-old son Bryce. Bryce was born with Coffin Lowry Syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes severe mental problems sometimes associated with irregularities of growth, cardiac abnormalities, kyphoscoliosis, as well as auditory and visual defects. Carrie and her husband Steven, a contractor in the Air Force, tag-team childcare with Steven working during the day and Carrie at night.
Bair discovered a lump in her left breast two years ago prior to having her youngest child Liam. Although her Obstetrician at the time told her the lump was nothing to be concerned about, Bair noticed at the beginning of this year that the lump had grown increasingly larger. Seeking a second opinion, the 34-year-old mother made an appointment with her primary care physician who voiced immediate alarm by the size of the mass. In the following days her physician ordered an ultrasound for Bair, which revealed a tumor. A biopsy was scheduled, but before the results could come back Bair had complications and underwent surgery for a partial mastectomy, which removed the tumor and part of her breast tissue. A fighter in the truest sense of the word, Bair continued to work days after her partial mastectomy and throughout her five weeks of radiation.
â€œWhen we saw the toll this disease was taking on Carrie, and the fact that she still came to work every day, we were determined to do something above and beyond lending words of encouragement,â€ said Christopher Ruyan, co-owner of Brotulaâ€™s and Jackacudas. â€œIn July we held a promotion on our Blood Orange Mojito and donated $2 from every drink to Carrie. After seeing what great response we received from that, we knew there was more the community was willing to give.â€
The Pink Party is free to attend and open to the public. Guests are invited to stop by and meet Carrie and her family, enjoy complimentary sushi and small plates, and live music by Justin Yawn. The restaurant duo is encouraging the military community, breast cancer survivors and those still in the fight to attend. Donations will be accepted throughout the night. 100% of proceeds will go directly to the Bair family forÂ medical expenses and to help the family of four withÂ daily livingÂ expenses.
â€œNowadays it is hard to find someone who has not been touched by cancer in some way,â€ said Tyler Jarvis, co-owner of Brotulaâ€™s and Jackacudas. â€œThis event is not only for Carrie and her family, but for all those who have fought the same fight or are even fighting it now.â€
For those who cannot attend, donations may also be dropped off at Jackacudas (56 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541), Brotulaâ€™s (210 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541) or made via GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/2mf3pyqc. Checks can be made payable to Carrie Bair.
About Brotulaâ€™s Seafood House & Steamer
Brotulaâ€™s Seafood House & Steamer is a locally owned and operated full-service restaurant located on the Historic Destin Harbor. The sister restaurant to Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi in HarborWalk Village, Brotulaâ€™s is the second concept established by longtime Destin locals, Tyler Jarvis and Chris Ruyan. The 5,500+ square-foot restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily with indoor and outdoor dining options, live music and Sunday Brunch specials for diners to enjoy. Focused on steamed and boiled seafood, dishes offer unique seasonings, flavored boiled waters, and finishing butters. Brotulaâ€™s Seafood House & Steamer is located at 210 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, Florida, 32541. For more information or to make a reservation, call (850) 460-8900 or visit http://www.brotulas.com/. Find Brotulaâ€™s Seafood House & Steamer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the current specials, events, and more.
About Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi
Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi is a locally owned and operated full-service restaurant located on the Historic Destin Harbor established by longtime Destin locals, Tyler Jarvis and Chris Ruyan. The 5,000+ square-foot restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily with indoor and outdoor dining options, live music and Sunday Brunch specials for diners to enjoy. Focused on Fresh Local Seafood with a New American twist and the addition of Chef Inspired Sushi, Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi brings a fresh take to local dining on the boardwalk within Harborwalk Village.Â Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi is located at 56 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, Florida, 32541. For more information or to make a reservation, call (850) 424-3507 or visit http://www.jackacudas.com Find Jackacudas Seafood + Sushi on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the current specials, events, and more.