Winston-Salem Businesses Come Together to Raise Funds and Awareness for Kidney Disease, Dialysis & Transplantation for the Month of May
Winston-Salem, NC —For the second year, Winston-Salem bars and restaurants are coming together to support The Forever is Tomorrow Foundation in their efforts to raise awareness for kidney disease, dialysis and transplantation with the 2018 “May Bar Fundraiser.” Each establishment will donate $1 off every sale of a featured drink to The Forever is Tomorrow Foundation.
The fundraiser launched on Tuesday, May 1st and will continue through Thursday, May 31st and has grown to include 15 bars and restaurants, this year’s participating establishments include:
• Bar Piña
• Bull’s Tavern
• Burke Street Pub
• Carlisle’s Pub
• Fair Witness
• Finnigan’s Wake
• Hutch & Harris
• Jeffrey Adams on Fourth
• Old Nick’s Pub
• Old Winston Social Club
• Second & Green Tavern
• Single Brothers
• The Southside Beer Garden & Bottle Shop
• Tee Time Sports & Spirits
• The Trophy Room
• Vintage Sofa Bar
“After last year’s “May Bar Fundraiser” being a success with 9 participating bars, this year we wanted to make it a little bigger and bring in some restaurant bars as well and branch out, all with the hope and intentions of making this an annual occurrence every May, that expands and grows to include not just bars, but the entire community.” Said Scott Burton, Founder/Director of The Forever is Tomorrow Foundation.
May’s month long bar fundraiser, kicks off several events/fundraisers in the works for the summer and fall, including a “Pints for a Cause” event at Foothills Tasting Room on July 7 and the 2nd annual CAR(E)FEST, a car show and family festival, which, this year will be held at Spevco, Inc on October 20th and is in the process of being organized.
About The Forever is Tomorrow Foundation Inc. – The Forever is Tomorrow Foundation was founded in March of 2016 with the goal of shedding light on kidney disease, dialysis and organ donation and building a resource for patients and their loved ones to find inspiration and hope. They set out to do this in multiple ways, both locally and globally, with the online release of video content (PSA’s, educational & informational videos, and mini documentaries, highlighting patient’s stories) as well as local events to engage the community and grow awareness in the general public. The Forever is Tomorrow Foundation is currently working on several projects and events for summer and fall 2018, including implementing an emergency assistance fund for local dialysis patients.
Started by Scott Burton, a lifelong kidney disease patient, going on dialysis at 12 years old, before receiving his first kidney transplant at the age of 16, that would only last 4 years. He has spent the last 15 years juggling life around dialysis, while waiting for another matching kidney. He serves as the Patient Field Ambassador for the American Association of Kidney Patients and strives to make a difference and a positive impact for patients afflicted with kidney disease and their loved ones, for generations to come.