We had a fantastic time at the Magnolia Run! It was the 36th year for the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia’s annual fundraising marathon, and we loved seeing everyone there! It’s not over yet, though– for the entire month of August, we’re raising money to benefit this great cause with our Goodie-2-Shoes cocktail, a Vodka Hibiscus Cooler available at all of our McCray’s Tavern Locations (Smyrna, Lawrenceville, Midtown), and our sister restaurants as well (The Mill Kitchen and Bar in Historic Roswell, and Foxtrot Liquor Bar & Tiki Tango Hideaway Oasis in Midtown, Atlanta).  One hundred percent of the proceeds from this specialty cocktail will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, to aid in their mission to prevent, control, and cure epilepsy! 

 

Affecting individuals of all ages, 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. This neurological disorder is marked by recurrent seizures related to abnormal electrical activity in the brain, and while it’s treatable, there is currently no cure available. The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is the only health agency in the state solely dedicated to serving the estimated 150,000  Georgia residents living with the condition. Through specialty programs, educational campaigns, fundraising events, and children’s summer camps, the Epilepsy Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for patients and families, increase awareness, and raise funds for research and treatment. Last year’s Magnolia Run fundraising efforts raised nearly $200,000 for the foundation. We’re hoping to beat last year’s record, so we’re pulling all the stops. 

 

Aside from sweating and sprinting at the Magnolia Run, we’ll be donating all of the proceeds from our Goodie-2-Shoes cocktail to this outstanding organization. Bright and bubbly, sweet and tart, our hibiscus infused vodka is paired with summer berries and mint for a drink that is fresh, fruity, and delightfully delicious. Enjoy it with a Monfort Square sandwich or Farmhouse Salad to make your afternoon complete.

 

August is our annual “Sip and Sprint” for epilepsy event, and while the “Sprint” portion may be a wrap, we’re still Sippin’ all month long to reach our team fundraising goal of $30,000. Help end epilepsy while enjoying the best cocktails in midtown? Yes, please! It’s a win-win! Stop by McCray’s Tavern in Midtown, or any of our other locations, and try the Goodie-2-Shoes Vodka Hibiscus Cooler today. It’s for a great cause!