CORE, Children Of Restaurant Employees, gives us all the opportunity to give back to our own. A 501(c)3 charitable organization funded by donations from individuals, food and beverage operators, distributors, suppliers, special events, CORE supports the children of food and beverage employees. These families are dealing with life-altering circumstances and need our help.
The following are CORE family updates, upcoming events, and more!
The Montejano-Schoeberle Family Goes to Disney World!
Nightclub & Bar would like to extend a big "Welcome home!" to the Montejano-Schoeberle family. Jax (5) and parents Kayla and Matthew, along with grandparents Sandy and William, recently returned from a five-day, four-night trip to Walt Disney World! The family stayed at the Fort Wilderness Resort and Lodge Cabins and managed to visit all four Disney parks during their trip.
"The trip went well, so much so that even Jax was sad to come home. He has been quite grumpy since we landed in Milwaukee. The trip went well and the cabins were nice and spacious. I would highly recommend them as long as the families want a little more peace and quiet. The trip itself turned out wonderful, the parks were not as busy and it was 80 degrees everyday with no rain,” says Kayla. “I didn't think that was possible to see no rain in Florida! The amount of days we were there was perfect, there was so much to do we didn't even get to see it all. By far Jax loved just walking around the parks and the fireworks at Epcot. The last day we took him to Fantasmic and he went nuts. He was so over excited by the music and fireworks he couldn't contain himself."
Update: Julia Davidson
CORE received a fantastic update on Julia from her father Todd:
"On April 14th, we were in Los Angeles again for Julia’s trimonthly scans. Part of Julia’s ongoing treatment includes a workup every three months to make sure the cancer hasn’t returned. Waiting for the results of these scans is a nervous wait (some cancer families have coined the term “scanxiety”) but I’m happy to announce that they were again clear! We celebrated by attending our favorite Jazz night in LA and Julia was invited up to sing! I accompanied her on piano and Jessica caught it on video.
Julia must continue to receive monthly immunotherapy treatments. These treatments are inpatient and take about a week followed by a few days of recovery. It’s tough to endure as the immunotherapy causes pain, rashes and hives. During the infusions she is on a constant dilaudid drip (similar to morphine) to control pain. Fortunately we are able to stay by her side the whole time, and the pain quickly goes away when the treatment completes."
CORE is honored to be part of Julia’s story, and we’re happy to receive this update. She is a brave, talented and beautiful little girl. We are thrilled to find out that Julia’s scans continue to be clear!
New CORE Partnership: FamilyWize
CORE welcomes FamilyWize, one of their newest partners, to the CORE Family. FamilyWize provides discounts on prescription medications to families across the country and has helped them save over $1 billion total since 2005. With the free FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, FamilyWize pulls together millions of people that either lack health insurance, have high medication costs, or need to buy medicine that isn’t covered by their plan. FamilyWize negotiates with the pharmacies to get discounts similar to what they give to large groups like insurance companies and employers.
The FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card is free to everyone and easy to use. There is no registration or eligibility criteria. It also applies to all FDA-approved prescription medications and features unlimited use at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. Moving forward, CORE will be sending a Prescription Savings Card to each of the families they support.
To learn more about FamilyWize and to download the card and app, please visit https://familywize.org.
If you are interested in learning more about FamilyWize, please contact Claudia Vilas, VP-Partner engagement, directly at:
- 1-800-222-2818 ext.190
- [email protected]
F&B Atlanta and Rodney Strong Host CORE Benefit Dinner
Join CORE at F&B Atlanta on May 3rd for a benefit dinner hosted by F&B Atlanta and Rodney Strong Vineyards! For just $65 per person, you can enjoy a selection of fresh hors d'oeuvres, followed by a prix-fixe and multi-course menu. Each course is paired perfectly with vintage Rodney Strong wines. $25 of each ticket sale will be donated to CORE! For reservations and more information, please call 404-254-1797.
NRA Show 2016
If you are going to be at this year's National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago, IL, be sure to visit CORE in the Power of Partnership Pavilion at Booth #663. Executive Director Lauren and some of CORE’s great Board Members will be manning the booth May 21 to May24, and they would love to see you there.
On March 28, dozens of CORE supporters joined in celebrating Felix Montgomery, who is one month seizure-free! CORE is happy to announce that Felix is almost two months seizure-free now and want to thank everyone who participated in #eatcakeforFelix.
Rodney Strong Hosts CORE Luncheon
CORE extends their thanks to Rodney Strong for hosting Executive Director Lauren and many CORE supporters at their luncheon on March 30. CORE alum Michael Killian and his mother Ashlee were in attendance.
Hospitality Executive Exchange West Raises $70K for CORE!
Thank you to the HEE West 2016 attendees! HEE West was held in beautiful Yosemite National Park and featured mixologists competing in a cocktail competition. The event raised $70K for CORE. See you at HEE East in October!
Become a CORE Member in 2016
There's never been a better time to start your membership with CORE, and 2016 is your year to get involved! With a variety of sponsorship levels and the opportunity to support CORE through individual donations, promotions, and so much more, it's easy to start your CORE membership! Email Executive Director Lauren at [email protected] for more information.
To see a list of our current members, visit their website.
Interested in Other Ways to Support CORE?
You can refer a family, become a COREporate member or event sponsor, host your own promotion or event to benefit CORE, or become a CORE Ambassador and spread awareness for CORE’s mission! For more information, visit www.COREgives.org.
2016 CORE Goals
- 1,500 Facebook Likes. As of May 1, CORE has 1,125 Likes.
- Support 30 families. As of May 1, CORE is supporting 11 families.
Raise $500K. As of May 1, CORE has raised $300K.