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Homestead Petworth Supports Brain Cancer Awareness During 2018 Kentucky Derby

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Homestead, Petworth’s sprawling neighborhood restaurant and bar, announces its Race for Hope fundraising event.

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 a raffle prize that includes gift cards, Nationals baseball tickets and sports memorabilia, and much more. Proceeds from the event will benefit Chris’ Cronies team at the Race For Hope 5k, which takes place the following day, Sunday May 6, 2018.

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. The “All-star” patient 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.




Race for Hope fundraiser is free and open to the public taking place Saturday May 5, 2018 from 3:00pm-7:00pm. Guests are encouraged to come dressed in their most festive Derby hats and garden party attire.

Homestead. 3911 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20011. (202) 627-2371.

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

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