Jim McCartney, owner of Prost, is working with Hector and Cathy Murphy – and local bars and restaurants, including Uptown Grill, Doc O’Grady’s and others – to bring Barb’s Beer to Garden City to support a cure for lung cancer with a kick off during the Belmont celebration on 7th Street June 9.
Barbara Murphy, part of the Murphy/Rice clan from Garden City – and a sister in law to Hector and Cathy Murphy – was a top marathon runner who got lung cancer out of the blue in 2007. She fought it for six years before passing away in December, 2003. In testament to her efforts to promote lung cancer awareness, family and friends, created “Barb’s Beer” to raise funds to help find a cure.
Mike Sweeney and Matt Draffen, owners of BK Sweeney’s Uptown Grill, hosted a “soft opening” for Barb’s Beer in 2016 as did Doc O’Grady’s to create initial awareness. Now Jim McCartney, whose father died of lung cancer, is leading an effort to bring Barb’s Beer – and it’s lung cancer fighting campaign, called RACING TO THE CURE – to Garden City on a permanent basis as a platform for expanding Barb’s Beer to all of New York.
Barb’s Beer was introduced in 2014 in Seattle and the NW where the beer has become a great success. This spring Barb’s Beer was expanded…
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