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Coho Cafe & Arnies Announce Passport to the Cure, Saturday, July 17, 2010

Coho Cafe, Arnies, Passport Unlimited, and “The Rack Warriors” join the fight against Breast Cancer on July 17, 2010 to raise funds and awareness for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™.

Issaquah, WA, June 19, 2010 --( Coho Cafe and Arnies are happy to announce an all day event to be held at all four locations on July 17, 2010. The restaurants have paired up with Passport Unlimited and a local team of 3 Day participants, “The Rack Warriors” to present the event which aims to raise funds and awareness for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™. This unique event will allow guests to dine in one of the four Pacific Northwest Seafood inspired restaurants and donate their Passport savings to “The Rack Warriors” and the Susan G. Komen Fund. Peter Cummings, General Manager of Coho Cafe in Issaquah states, “We have arranged with a large number of local companies and sponsors for really fantastic gifts and door prizes to be given away to Guests throughout the day in exchange for their kindness.”

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ is the largest breast cancer fundraiser in the Nation. During this event, participants walk for 3 days and a total of 60 miles. Abby McCune – the Rack Warriors team leader says of the walk, “People think this event is a cake walk. Not so. It is an endurance event with loads of pain.” Abby recalls the second day of the event last year when her team member and sister-in-law Meghan was reeling with blisters, shin splints and exhaustion. With five miles left to go, the team begged her to quit and take the van that is sent around to ferry the injured back to camp. Meghan refused, saying “this is nothing compared to chemo, radiation or mastectomy. I’m going to finish,” and she did.

Abby McCune has been the team leader for the Rack Warriors for two years. She walks in memory of her dear friend Samantha who was lost to breast cancer at the age of forty. Samantha was a newlywed with a grown son, and says Abby, “was so happy to have found the love of her life.” Samantha died within a year of her marriage and less than nine months of her diagnosis of breast cancer. Initially, Samantha’s tumor did not show up in her routine mammogram and although she had pain in her breast, her doctor told her she “was young” and probably experiencing cyclical pain. She ignored the pain for 6 more months before she returned to a doctor who sent her for an ultrasound and diagnosed the breast cancer - too late.

Each year, the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™ raises awareness through its sheer visibility. For 3 Days the women in pink canvas streets and cities. This event causes women all over the Nation to remember to “check their breasts and make annual appointments.” The event has, to date, invested nearly $1.5 billion to fulfill its promise of finding the Cure, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the World.

This year, Abby’s Rack Warriors is a ten-woman team and on Saturday, July 17th members of the team will be at Coho Cafe in Issaquah and Redmond and at Arnies in Edmonds and Mukilteo. Coho Cafe is a distinctive and innovative community restaurant featuring Pacific Northwest Seafood with a Pacific-Rim and Southwestern flair. Guests can enjoy a high-energy environment and a truly unique dining experience with genuine hospitality and innovative cocktails and wine offerings. Arnies features Pacific Northwest Seafood expertly prepared against the stunning backdrop of the Edmonds and Mukilteo waterfronts.

Coho Cafe and Arnies are asking people to come out to lunch or dinner on July 17th to enjoy dinner, cocktails and the company of friends while helping to raise awareness and funds by making donations of their Passport Savings. Passport Unlimited is a popular dining membership, which allows members to save at world-class restaurants including Arnies and Coho Cafe. With a Passport Unlimited card and membership, guests dining with a client, spouse or friends and family typically receive their second entree compliments of the restaurant.

“On this one Saturday, we will be offering our guests the opportunity to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness by donating a portion of their Passport savings to the Rack Warriors and the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure™,” says Heather VanDorn a manager at Coho Cafe in Issaquah. Abby McCune, team leader of the Rack Warriors, hopes that “people in the community will support the Passport to the Cure event because every dollar raised will literally save lives.”

Coho Cafe and Arnie’s goal is to help thousands of women with the money raised by Passport to the Cure. “These women are our friends, co-workers, chefs, employees, members of our community, our wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters; this disease affects us all, and we are happy to be able to host an event that is dedicated to finding a Cure.” Steve Price, President Arnies and Coho Cafe.

For more information:
Heather M. VanDorn, 425-391-4040, e-mail Attn: Heather VanDorn!/pages/Arnies-Restaurant/267968516855?ref=ts

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