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Monday, 23 November 2015 17:03

Jakes Help from Heaven Fundraiser at Cantina

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SARATOGA SPRINGS – December 2 is the 5th annual Jake’s Help from Heaven day at Cantina, located at 430 Broadway. The owners of Cantina, Jeff and Heath Ames, will generously donate 50% of all lunches, dinners, drinks and takeout to JHFH. This event is around the anniversary of when Jake Straughter passed away in 2010. Jake’s parents, Heather and Brian, and his older brother Ethan will be there to welcome guests and show their appreciation to the community.

“Jake's Help from Heaven is very special to us,” said Heath Ames. “We were lucky to know Jakey and are honored to remember him this way. And what Brian and Heather have done in Jake's memory, helping so many local individuals with disabilities, is truly amazing." Heath Ames, owner of Cantina.

Since 2011, JHFH has been dedicated to supporting individuals with severe medical challenges through advocacy, research and support services. Their goal is to assist children and their families affected by debilitating illnesses including neurological impairments, mitochondrial and genetic disorders, and pediatric orthopedic problems.

"This day has become so special for Brian, Ethan and I as it allows us to not only raise money for Jake's Help from Heaven but to celebrate Jake's life,” said Heather Straughter, Jake’s mom. “It will be five years since Jake passed and this event allows us to focus on the positive and for that we are grateful to the Ames family, the staff of Cantina and the community.”


For more information about the Cantina fundraiser or Jake’s Help from Heaven, visit jakeshelpfromheaven.org. 

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