Local Restaurants Team with United Way to “RoundUp” for Breast Cancer
- 3rd Street Tavern, Dino’s, Number 4, Tav on the Ave participating
- Funds go directly to support Open Door Health Center through Greater Mankato Area United Way
MANKATO, MINN. — Dining out? “RoundUp” a little change to make a big difference!
Four local restaurants are partnering with Greater Mankato Area United Way to make healthcare more affordable for cancer patients.
During the month of October, customers at Mankato Independent Originals restaurants (3rd Street Tavern, Dino’s, Number 4, Tav on the Ave) have the option to round up their bills to directly support Open Door Health Center through Greater Mankato Area United Way’s RoundUp program.
Open Door Health Center is one of 37 local Greater Mankato Area United Way nonprofit agencies. Open Door serves patients throughout Greater Mankato Area United Way’s service area of Blue Earth, Le Sueur, Nicollet and Waseca counties.
The RoundUp program has been an ongoing partnership between Greater Mankato Area United Way and Mankato Independent Originals since 2015. Throughout the year, customers have the option to round up their bills to support Greater Mankato Area United Way.
“Health is one of the main impact areas that Greater Mankato Area United Way supports, along with basic needs and education,” explained CEO Barb Kaus. “We are grateful to Mankato Independent Originals for the continued partnership to build a better tomorrow in our region.”
About Open Door Health Center’s breast cancer services: Open Door’s family practice medical providers encourage all women to have cancer screenings, including mammograms, per standard medical guidelines. Open Door partners with other local medical specialists, including oncologists, to ensure that patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer have individualized treatment plans. Open Door also ensures that all physical and mental health needs of each patient with breast cancer are addressed.
According to Val, an Open Door Health Center patient, “Open Door Health Center was there for me during my breast cancer journey as my primary caregiver from the diagnosis on. They cared for me by taking care of anything not involved with my cancer, including my mood. They also followed my cancer care as part of my team.”