Robbinsdale Brewery Impacted By Cancer To Hold June 10 Fundraiser for St. Jude’s
After a spate of cancer diagnoses, Robbinsdale brewery Wicked Wort was looking for a way to give back.
“I personally have had my run-ins with it, with lung, brain breast,” said Amanda Carlyle, Wicked Wort events manager. “I’ve had diagnoses for the last five years.”
After a successful first year, Wicked Wort is hosting another fundraiser for the hospital on Saturday, June 10, which it calls “Brews, Blues and BBQ for St. Jude’s.”
The hospital provides cancer treatment to children at no cost to families.
“I’m an adult, so I was talking to my mom the other day, like, I can’t imagine being a family with a child, a little child going through this,” Carlyle said.
Fundraiser Benefits St. Jude
Carlyle said that raising money for St. Jude’s is “probably one of the best causes” to participate in.
“It’s like helping them with meals, treatment stuff — it’s so expensive,” Carlyle said. “The money goes to scans and treatments.”
During the fundraiser, the brewery will raffle off grills, griddles, paddleboards, a yurt and even a year’s worth of free beer.
Raffle tickets are $10 a piece. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude.
Tickets are available at Wicked Wort and at the neighboring Bean There Coffee Shoppe.
Winners don’t need to be present to accept their award; the brewery will be livestreaming the giveaway on its Facebook page. The raffle starts at 5 p.m.
Several bands are slated to play during the event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Joe Flip Band, the Cobras, the Scotty Reed Band and Erik Christenson will share the stage throughout the day.
Drawn to Smoke catering will provide the barbecue for the event.
For those who aren’t beer lovers, the coffee shop next door serves ice cream. And for the more adventurous, they’ll also serve beer floats.
“I love beer floats — a stout and vanilla ice cream, that’s delicious,” Carlyle said.
She hopes to draw a large crowd on Saturday and to help as many children as possible.
“I can carry my own as an adult,” she said. “I can work still, I have insurance and things like that. I can handle it, but if you’re a family with a child in the hospital and then you’ve got like two more at home, how do you handle that?”