RA Sushi will host its eigth annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser Sunday, May 27 through Saturday, June 2 to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The Scottsdale-based restaurant and bar will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Since its inception, Nicky’s Week has raised more than $943,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and RA Sushi hopes to surpass the $1 million mark this year.
The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori, Garlic Citrus Yellowtail Tapas, plus a variety of select beverages, including RA Sushi’s Emperor’s Cucumberita, Coconut Mojito and Strawberry Saketini.
All 25 RA Sushi locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada and Texas will participate in the fundraiser. The five Valley RA Sushi locations are:
Ahwatukee: 4921 E. Ray Road; 480-940-1111
Dana Park in Mesa: 1652 S. Val Vista Drive; 480-632-9500
Kierland Commons: 7012 E. Greenway Pkwy; 480-951-5888
Old Town Scottsdale: 3815 N. Scottsdale Road; 480-990-9256
Tempe: 411 S. Mill Ave.; 480-303-9800
Nicky’s Week was developed in memory of St. Jude patient Nicholas “Nicky” Mailliard, of Scottsdale, Ariz., who lost a long battle with brain cancer in February 2005 at the young age of 13. A nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA Sushi associates throughout the organization. RA Sushi initiated the fundraiser to honor the memory of Nicky and to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay for medical treatments.
All donations from the weeklong effort will help support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which has treated children from all 50 states and around the world. Known primarily as a cancer research center, St. Jude doctors and researchers also treat children with sickle cell disease and pediatric HIV.
For more information visit RAsushi.com.