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Tony Abou-Ganim and his Fellow Bartenders Ride for Charity

Liz Shedd and Tony Abou-Ganim

Liz Shedd and Tony Abou-Ganim


December 19th, 2018

The Helen David Relief Fund (HDRF), a program of the USBG National Charity Foundation, honors the memory of Tony Abou-Ganim’s cousin, a beloved Port Huron, Michigan bar owner and community leader. Having beat breast cancer twice during her life, Helen David has become an inspiration to those living with the disease. In her name, the HDRF assists women in the bar industry who are taking on breast cancer with the dignity and courage Helen displayed through her battle with the disease, and exemplified throughout her life as a pioneer business owner in the bar industry.

Acting as a marquis fundraising program, HDRF bike rides are organized throughout the country in conjunction with local USBG Chapters. The program continues to grow each year, with more and more bartenders jumping on their bikes to improve their health and fitness, all while raising funds for those in need – close to $200,000 in 2017! It is truly a program by bartenders, for bartenders. In the spirit of the HDRF bike ride program, and as Tony likes to say, “I try and be a little better today than I was yesterday!”

The USBG National Charity Foundation’s mission is to advance the lifelong stability and well-being of service industry professionals through education and charitable activities. You can connect with the foundation through our email at foundation@usbg.org, and you can learn more about the USBG National Charity Foundation, its programs and events here: www.usbgfoundation.org.

Liz Shedd and Tony Abou-Ganim

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