A couple local businesses are donating 100 percent of profits from Valentine's Day - one of the busiest days of the year in the restaurant industry - to the Cookies for Kids' Cancer foundation.
Cookies for Kids' Cancer has raised $2.5 million for pediatric cancer research since 2007. The nonprofit was started by Gretchen Holt and Larry Witt after their 2-year-old son, Liam, was diagnosed with cancer. He died last week. Gretchen Holt is a Meredith College graduate.
Chef Ashley Christensen of Poole's Diner in Raleigh will donate 100 percent of profits from Valentine's Day dinner service. The restaurant is offering a three-course meal for $49. Reservations required. Call 832-4477.
Fullsteam Brewery in Durham also will donate profits from that day to the foundation.