It’s time to eat up, New Orleans — to help fight cancer. Copeland’s restaurants and Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro are donating 28 percent of proceeds on Tuesday, June 28, as part of its “28 Days of Fighting Cancer.” The restaurants have been collecting donations throughout June for seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong’s LIVESTRONG Foundation. People who donate $1, $5 or $20 receive a link on the restaurants’ paper Chain of Hope, with those who donate $5 also receiving a yellow LIVESTRONG wristband, and people donating $20 receiving a chain link, wristband, LIVESTRONG card and $10 Copeland’s gift card.
The four-week-long campaign ends Tuesday with celebrity bartenders serving drinks from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at local Copeland’s restaurants and Cheesecake Bistros. Drinks will be served at Copeland’s restaurants by New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley (1001 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, 620-7800; www.copelandsofneworleans.com); ABC26 reporter Glynn Boyd (1700 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 364-1575; www.copelandsofneworleans.com); Bucktown All-Stars trumpeter Ryan Thibodaux (1319 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 617-9146; www.copelandsofneworleans.com) and former Cincinnati Bengals special teams ace (and Louisiana native) Kyries Hebert (1337 Gause Blvd., Slidell, 985-643-0001; www.copelandsofneworleans.com). Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro celebrity bartenders include Treme actor Chris Bailey (4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com) and musician Rockin’ Dopsie (2001 St. Charles Ave., 593-9955; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com).
The LIVESTRONG Foundation provides support for people affected by cancer and helps communities take action in the fight against cancer. The foundation has raised more than $400 million for the cause since Armstrong established it in 1997.