Eat Out on Tuesday, August 10, and Support ALS Research

8 Aug

Eat Out on Tuesday, August 10, and Support ALS Research

PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN — AUGUST 2021 — Roast & Toast and Palette Bistro (part of Wineguys Restaurant Group) in Petoskey are supporting ALS research with a fundraiser on Tuesday, August 10, 2021. In honor of Leah Asbury Stavenhagen, a past Wineguys team member who was diagnosed with ALS in 2019, the two restaurants will be donating 5% of sales to Her ALS Story, a non-profit organization started by Leah.

According to, “We are a group of women diagnosed with ALS before our 35th birthdays. To challenge the stereotype that ALS is an old white man’s disease, we foster an open dialogue about our declining health in female-centric media outlets. We cultivate relationships with female lawmakers to improve current insurance and Medicare standards, and introduce legislation to speed up the drug pipeline. We raise money for the pursuit of unbiased, supercharged ALS research to ultimately end this devastating disease.”

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a relentless syndrome that slowly paralyzes every muscle while the mind remains sharp and intact. The brain slowly stops giving commands to muscles. As brain signals stop, muscles weaken, wither and die, leaving the patient trapped in their own body.

Leah’s mother, Susan, shares “For many years, Roast & Toast and Palette Bistro have employed the Asbury-Fitzgerald-Stavenhagen family clan, and daughters, Leah, Melissa and Emma, and their cousins have benefited from summer employment at your fun and lively establishments.”

“Leah has grown up summering in Bayview,” shares Wineguys partner Mary Keedy. “Her extended family has supported us and our Petoskey community over the years, and many of her college-age siblings and cousins have been great servers at Palette during their summer vacations.  We are happy to support Leah and this worthy cause.”

Dine inside and outside, or take out for a summer picnic. Whatever you choose, 5% of your purchase will support Her ALS Story on Tuesday, August 10, all day.

For more information about Wineguys Restaurant Group, visit or call 231.347.0101. Learn more about ALS and Her ALS Story at


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