Napoleons raises $1K for Dining for Miracles

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 19, 2007

DEMOPOLIS &8212; Napoleon&8217;s raised $1,080 for the &8220;Dining for Miracles&8221; program on Sept. 6 by donating $1 per plate sold that day.

Ray Saliba, owner of Napoleon&8217;s, a downtown restaurant in Demopolis, said he was very pleased with the success of the program and appreciated the community&8217;s support.

Saliba said the restaurant sold more than 1,000 plates for the fundraiser, which will benefit Children&8217;s Hospital of Alabama in Birmingham.

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Saliba said he received a letter, which was sent to area eateries regarding the fundraising opportunity, a few months ago.

Cordle-Ramey said the &8216;Dining for Miracles&8217; program was a success in Demopolis and an encouraging kick-off for the program in West Alabama.

A component of Children&8217;s Health System, Children&8217;s Hospital is the only free-standing pediatric hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the treatment of children and one of approximately 55 freestanding acute care pediatric hospitals in the U.S. Children&8217;s Hospital is home to one of the largest pediatric outpatient center in the nation and the state&8217;s only pediatric Level I trauma center. Children&8217;s Hospital also houses the largest pediatric burn center in the Southeastern U.S. and a pediatric hematology/oncology center and stem cell transplant program.