10/22/2013 5:30 PM
by Rebecca Turco
- A fast-food restaurant chain is hosting Cancer Awareness Day Wednesday to
help support a local family touched by the disease.
The Chick-fil-A locations in Beckley are having a Benefit
Day for the American Cancer Society and the Barksdale family, who are dealing
with breast cancer treatment bills. Ten percent of tomorrow's net sales from
the Beckley Galleria Plaza and Crossroads Mall locations will be donated to a
fund, of which half of the money will go to the American Cancer Society and the
other half will go to the Barksdale Family.
Richard Jarrell, owner and operator of the Beckley
locations, said the Benefit Day is one way the community can honor and aid the
people touched by cancer. “This
is a tangible way that we can do something that will be able to help everyone as
well as the Barksdale family,” he explained.
The Benefit Day is occurring at both Chick-fil-A
locations in Beckley from open to close. There will also be buckets available
for donations and letters of well wishes.