Applebee’s to collect money for Laurel Memorial Run/Walk June 19
People who eat at Applebee’s on Wednesday, June 19, can help raise money for the 23rd annual Laurel Memorial Run & Walk.
All day long, the Applebee’s restaurants in Dunkirk and Lakewood will hold “Dining to Donate” fund-raisers to benefit the Laurel Memorial Run/Walk. The restaurants will allow patrons to have 10 percent of their check total — excluding tax and tip — be donated to Laurel Run. Patrons must present a special voucher in order for the money to be donated to Laurel Run. The two vouchers appear below.
Please be aware that for the Applebee’s fund-raisers, you will not receive a discount on the cost of your meal. Rather, 10 percent of what you pay for your meal will be donated to Laurel Run.
Wayne and Elaine Hotelling created Laurel Run in 1997 in honor of their oldest daughter. Laurel had Down syndrome, and the Laurel Memorial Run/Walk is a celebration of the potential that exists within people who have disabilities. Laurel, who died in 2017 at the age of 54, led a productive life, which included having a job at The Resource Center’s Dunkirk Work Center for more than 30 years. Hundreds of Chautauqua County residents with disabilities have jobs – and hundreds of others volunteer in the community – with support from The Resource Center.
The 23rd annual Laurel Run takes place July 19 and 20. The first day features a Jamestown-to-Dunkirk relay run, while day two includes a number of walking and running events in the Hotellings’ hometown of Silver Creek. Money raised through Laurel Run goes to Filling the Gap, Inc., which works with The Resource Center to improve the lives of people with disabilities and their families in Western New York. For more information, visit www.laurel-run.com or phone (716) 661-4735.