During the month of October, Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar will support Breast Cancer Alliance in Greenwich in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
A flat donation will be made to the organization and 50 percent from art sales by New York based mixed media Artist, Haile Binns.
Customers can share photos of pink crepes, pink sorbet and ice cream and smoothies with #GoForPink for a chance to win a $25 gift card.
The restaurant will offer a sweet, pink wheat crepe, topped with all natural strawberry sorbet and pink smoothie blend of strawberry, pineapple and banana, priced together at $13.50. In addition, the restaurant’s Artist Program will support Breast Cancer Alliance with custom pieces made for Meli-Melo by Binns.
Each piece was inspired by a close friend of the artist undergoing reconstructive surgery following breast cancer treatment.
“I created a few special pieces that features stitches to represent the recovery process. I named the collection, Reconstruction” Binns explained. “I’m so inspired by the strength and dignity of women undergoing treatment, I currently have a close friend in my life fighting breast cancer. To challenge my fear associated with her treatment I ripped apart my canvases and restitched them to create something new.”
Meli-Melo began supporting Breast Cancer Alliance with proceeds from the popular pink crepe back in 2010.
Since then, the eatery has expanded its location of more then two decades and developed a Catering division.
On Thursday, October 6, customers who spend a minimum $15 during the Breast Cancer Alliance GoForPink! Shopping Day event on Greenwich Avenue will receive a free mini pink smoothie.
“We are always happy to partner with a neighborhood favorite like Meli-Melo, and to have Haile Binns supporting our work is a wonderful addition to that partnership for this year. It is supporters like these that help to make our vision a reality,” said Yonni Wattenmaker, Executive Director at Breast Cancer Alliance.
The locals know Meli-Melo for its award-winning menus, that feature a wide variety of items, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. The restaurant also has a custom juice bar menu featuring fresh smoothies and juices, a daily detox and shots of wheatgrass and turmeric.
For menus and to learn more about the restaurant’s Artist Program visit Meli-Melo online (www.melimelogreenwich.com).
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