UFCW Local 655 Community BBQ Sept. 30 to raise funds for Sickle Cell research

GOOD FOOD FOR A GOOD CAUSE is on the menu from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 when UFCW Local 655 will host its Fifth Annual Community BBQ to raise funds for Sickle Cell research at the Ferguson Schnucks store at 49 N. Florissant Road. – Labor Tribune file photo

$30,800 donated to Faces of Our Children in first four BBQs

If you love great barbecue and doing good, you should mark Saturday, Sept. 30, on your calendar. That’s when UFCW Local 655 will hold its Fifth Annual Community BBQ at the Ferguson Schnucks store, 49 N. Florissant Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., to raise funds for research of Sickle Cell, a disease that currently has no cure and affects one in every 12 African-Americans, Local 655 President David Cook announced.

Local 655’s efforts have raised $30,800 at this event over the past four years.

This year’s event will include great food with rib tips, burgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings, as well as a host of attendance prizes.


“We invite the entire community to join with us to raise funds to help find a cure for this tragic disease,” Cook said.

Local 655 and UFCW International are working to raise awareness and support for much needed funding for research and study through Faces of Our Children, a 501(c)(3) charity.

“We are committed to this effort because it’s a disease that has no known cure for the more than 100,000 Americans who are impacted each year,”Cook said.

For more information about Faces of Our Children, visit facesofourchildren.org.

For information about the barbecue or to become a sponsor, call Theresa Hester at 636-736-2758 or email at thester@ufcw655.org.

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