RA Sushi to host 11th annual Nicky’s Week fundraiser

RA Sushi will host its largest annual fundraiser, ‘Nicky’s Week’ from Monday, May 25, through Sunday, May 31, to help kids battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

In its 11th year, the week-long fundraiser benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where thanks to community support, no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for anything including treatment, travel, housing or food, so that they can focus on helping their child live.

During Nicky’s Week, RA Sushi will donate 100 percent of sales from a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission, according to a press release. Since its inception, Nicky’s Week has raised more than $1.5 million because unlike any other hospital, the majority of funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital comes from individual contributions.

The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: edamame, Tootsy Maki, shrimp nigiri, pork Gyoza, Sesame Garlic Chicken, Garlic Citrus Yellowtail and a variety of select beverages.

All 26 RA Sushi locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada and Texas will participate in the fundraiser. The two RA locations in Scottsdale are:

Kierland Commons: 7012 E. Greenway Pkwy in Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale: 3815 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale

Nicky’s Week was developed in memory of St. Jude patient Nicholas “Nicky” Mailliard, of Scottsdale, who lost a long battle with brain cancer in 2005 at the young age of 13. According to the release, a nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA Sushi associates throughout the organization. RA Sushi initiated the fundraiser to honor the memory of Nicky and to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude.

St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, so every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. The hospital treats children from all 50 states and around the world according to the release.

For more information on the restaurant visist http://www.rasushi.com.

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