Homestead kicks off a cancer awareness fundraiser & Kentucky Derby drink specials on Saturday, May 5th

TWO RACES, ONE GREAT CAUSE: Homestead Supports Brain Cancer Awareness with Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

Homestead restaurant and bar (and friend of Petworth News) is launching a special Race for Hope fundraising event on Saturday, May 5th from 3pm-7pm.

The Kentucky Derby-themed party will culminate with a viewing of the famed horse race and feature drink and food specials in Homestead’s newly redesigned rooftop garden bar and raffle prizes that includes gift cards, Nationals baseball tickets, sports memorabilia, and more. Proceeds from the event will benefit the "Chris’ Cronies" team at the Race For Hope 5K, which takes place the following day, Sunday, May 6th.

Race for Hope is a the annual 5K race that supports the National Brain Tumor Society and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure in their mission to cure brain cancer. In 2016, Homestead owner, Nic Makris lost his mother, Christine Makris, to the disease after an incredible 11-year battle. Chris participated in the race numerous times, and in 2015, her friends and family formed Chris’ Cronies to celebrate her 10th year as a survivor. With future survivors and Chris’ legacy in mind, the fundraising event has become a part of Homestead’s calendar, reinforcing the business’s communal values.

The fundraising efforts don’t stop there, with Homestead and sister establishment, The Blaguard (2003 18th St NW) partnering with Tito’s Vodka and DC Brau. From April 29th - May 5th, $2 from every DC Brau and drink including Tito’s Vodka sold will be donated to Race for Hope.

Race for Hope fundraiser is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their most festive Derby hats and garden party attire.

Homestead is located at 3911 Georgia Avenue NW.