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Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Ryan Shea

Manhattan Digest held its 2nd fundraiser this past Friday night at Gym Sportsbar down in Chelsea.  With the fear of Hurricane Joaquin (Phoenix) settling into New York that night, I was worried that a lot of people wouldn’t show up due to how bad the weather was going to be.  Regardless, a ton of friends, family and friendly customers stopped by to donate, have some delicious cupcakes and submit their tickets in hopes to win some fantastic prizes.

Manhattan Digest
Credit to: Ryan Shea

Overall we raised hundreds of dollars for cancer research with even more donations coming in over the next day or so.  That makes me extremely happy to know that doing something as simply as a fundraiser can hopefully save at least one life with the money that we raised.

I would love to thank everyone that showed up, as well as Serge Sterbois, Jerry Reilly and the Gym Sportsbar staff for their amazing job before, during and after the fundraiser.  I would also love to give a shoutout to Tim de Iturriaga at Adonis Lounge for finding a host for the event (the handsome and wonderful Jason) who went out of his way to talk to every person who came down into the basement area about the charity.  Finally, thank you to Huascar Aquino from H Bake Shop who generously donated a ton of cupcakes for everyone to devour and enjoy.  Got so many amazing reviews from the cupcakes so let’s hope it drives in some new customers for him!

Credit to: Ryan Shea
Credit to: Ryan Shea

Finally, a big thanks to all the companies that donated generously for this event.  This includes Krave & Kulture, Crunch Gym, Haru Sushi, Jacob’s Pickles, Best Barber in Hell’s Kitchen, The New York Beer Company, The Jolly Monk, Hotel Belleclaire, Otto’s Tacos, H Bake Shop, BKB Restaurant, Cantina Rooftop, Morton’s Grille and Bear Skn.  My gratitude is endless and I really appreciate what each of you did, so thank you again!

Will hopefully have another one in early 2016.  In the meantime, thanks to everyone again who participated and enjoy the rest of your weekend!