News

Dine Out and Spread Sunshine for Pediatric Cancer Research

Twisted Rooster is teaming up with Milan’s Miracle fund to “shed some light” on children’s pediatric cancer research at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. The restaurant is hosting its third annual Dine to Donate on May 31, from 5pm to close at their 1600 East Beltline location. Ten percent of all proceeds from the event will benefit Milan’s Miracle Fund at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

Milan’s Miracle fund is a West Michigan non-profit, committed to providing necessary treatment to children in the Pediatric Oncology unit at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

“Milan’s Miracle Fund has directly impacted the lives of countless children. The funds they raise benefit innovative pediatric oncology research, giving these children and their families hope. We are honored to once again partner with such an influential community organization,” said Robert Schermer Jr., CEO of Meritage Hospitality Group & Board Member at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.

The story of Milan’s Miracle Fund began in 2007 when 7-year-old Milan Maria Cabobianco and her family received the devastating news that she had an inoperable brain tumor. After an exhaustive journey, Milan lost her battle on Feb. 12, 2009, shortly after her eighth birthday.

The tragedy continued when Milan’s father, Philip Capobianco, passed away suddenly in 2013. Her father was an ardent supporter of his daughter’s fund and urged members of the community to “help us in our fight for the kids winning the battle against pediatric cancer. Help us remember the ones that we lost.”

Amidst the tragedy, Milan’s Miracle Fund is stronger than ever – spearheaded by Milan’s mother, Sharyn and her brother, Delano. The fund now hosts several events throughout West Michigan, raising money throughout the year for children’s pediatric cancer research.

“We could not be more thankful for the outpouring of support from the greater West Michigan community. Together, we will find a cure,” said Sharyn Capobianco.