The Tuesday fundraiser is part of a much larger plan by Durham to raise money for Atlantas Walk for the Cure on Oct. 18. So far, she and son Carter, an 11-year-old who has diabetes, have raised $850.
Im real excited about the Dining to Donate, Durham said. Weve had a bunch of support from Applebees and some of our other corporate sponsors here in Rome.
Durham will be at the restaurant all day to greet coworkers and friends and plans to bring a good book she hopes she doesnt need.
Even Carters teachers from Pepperell Middle School said theyd be coming out to eat, she said.
She and Carter have other events planned, including a three-day sale at Barnes and Noble, with some of the proceeds going to their fundraising efforts, along with a bake sale on October and a yard sale, which her son is planning himself.
Thats Carters big project, she said. Weve got four families that are coming together to help raise money.
Invitations, which must be in-hand when applying for the 15 percent donation to the fundraiser, can be picked up at the Rome Finance Co. or the Rome Athletic Club. The invitation can also be found on the Rome News-Tribune Website by clicking here.
Besides donating money through fundraisers like Dining to Donate at Applebees, Durham said funds can be directly donated online as a virtual walker for the Oct. 18 Walk for the Cure. Currently she has 30 walkers signed up.
They can just raise as much money online by sending it around to friends and family, she said, which is great for reaching more people.
Click here for a link to a previous feature on Carter Babb.