The giving spirit doesn’t end after Christmas! Holiday cheer will continue on Thursday, December 26, as the Southampton Publick House will host a special edition Ladies Night to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Organized by Hampton Bays residents Megan Flynn and Ana Guarino, the event is held in memory of Katie Spellman, a friend and fellow Hampton Bays resident who lost her battle with leukemia in 2008.
“Ana Guarino and myself were inspired to host the event in order to bring about awareness and to raise funds for our charity race,” Flynn says. The women will be running the Nashville Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in April to raise money for St. Jude’s.
“We chose St. Jude because it’s a very well known and reputable charity,” says Flynn, who is in her third year of medical school and plans on obtaining a residency in emergency medicine, eventually completing a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine. “Eighty-one cents of every dollar goes straight to research and treatment at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, where families never pay a dollar of their own money for treatment.”
The event kicks off at 9 p.m., and money for St. Jude will be raised in three ways. A portion of the night’s $5 cover charge will be donated. The evening will feature a raffle with prizes such as gift cards and merchandise from numerous local businesses, and all money raised from selling raffle tickets will be donated. In addition, Flynn will be working behind the bar that evening, and she will donate all of her tips to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.