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Houston Ethiopian Restaurant participates in the world famous New York Marathon in support of the Arthritis Foundation

Southwest Houston Ethiopian restaurant, Lucy, recently named in the Houstonia Magazine as one of the Top 50 Restaurants in Houston, joins nearly 70,000 others from around the world in the world famous 26.2 mile run New York Marathon on November 3.

Lucy will be running in support of the Arthritis Foundation and will host “El Festival de la Salsa for Arthritis,” a fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation on Sunday, October 27, 2013 4:00-8pm at the restaurant located at 6800 Southwest Freeway. The purpose is to raise funds as well as awareness of the Arthritis community. This event will feature Houston’s own Strictly Street Salsa, as they will lead the evening’s festivities and even give salsa lessons. We will be joined by the executives of the Arthritis Foundation of Houston, local community leaders, supporters of the Arthritis Foundation, and many others.

“Arthritis is a condition that we know someone who is suffering from, whether it be a parent, grandparent or even personally.  We are supporting this effort because we all have been touched at some point in life by arthritis, and we believe that something can be done, but it can’t be done by doing nothing at all,” stated Suzani Grant, owner of Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant.  “This is another thing that makes our place of business so unique, we want to connect to our customer and the community at large. We have many customers who suffer from Arthritis and we want to them to know that we appreciate them enough to join the movement and do something.”

The event will be hosted on Sunday October 27, 2013 and there’s no cost, but a donation to the Arthritis Foundation is suggested.


Information on the Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is committed to raising awareness and reducing the unacceptable impact of arthritis, a disease which must be taken as seriously as other chronic diseases because of its devastating consequences.

The Arthritis Foundation is leading the way to conquer the nation’s leading cause of disability through increased education, outreach, research, advocacy and other vital programs and services.

The goal is to reduce by 20 percent the number of people suffering from arthritis-related physical activity limitations by 2030.


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