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Lexington’s City Barbeque to donate $12,500 to support veterans with traumatic brain injury

Throughout March—National Brain Injury Awareness month—City Barbeque restaurants raised $12,500 to benefit veterans living with traumatic brain injury. These funds, which represent 200% of profits from sales of a limited-edition drink tumbler, will be donated to the Resurrecting Lives Foundation.

Established in 2012, the Resurrecting Lives Foundation supports the estimated 20–25% of troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with traumatic brain injury, helping these veterans successfully transition to post-military lives and careers.

This is the third year City Barbeque has raised funds to support Resurrecting Lives and its mission of advocacy, aid, fundraising, and research; the company has donated $37,500 to date. In her recognition of last year’s contribution, Resurrecting Lives founder and executive director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon thanked City Barbeque “for engaging the entire community in this effort to support our military members, veterans, and their families affected by traumatic brain injury.”

Giving back is central to City Barbeque’s culture: the company also partners with the American Cancer Society, Future Farmers of America, and Food Rescue, as well as local organizations in the communities served by each joint.

To learn more about the Resurrecting Lives Foundation and its work supporting veterans with traumatic brain injury, visit resurrectinglives.org.

From City Barbeque Communications

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