RA Sushi to host 10th Annual Nicky's Week

Proceeds from select menu items benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

LEAWOOD, Kan. – It's not one day and it's not just a certain percentage that benefits the charity. RA Sushi's largest annual fundraiser, Nicky's Week, runs a full week long and the local restaurant donates sales from 100 percent of the Nicky's Week menu items to help kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.

Nicky’s Week, which runs Sunday, May 25 through Saturday, May 31 benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thanks to community support, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything including treatment, travel, housing and food, so families can focus on helping their child live.

During Nicky’s Week, RA Sushi will donate 100 percent of sales from a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Since its inception, Nicky’s Week has raised more than $1.3 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori, Garlic Citrus Yellowtail, plus a variety of select beverages.

All 25 RA Sushi locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada and Texas will participate in the fundraiser. RA Leawood is located in Park Place at 11638 Ash Street.

Nicky’s Week was developed in memory of St. Jude patient Nicholas “Nicky” Mailliard, of Scottsdale, Ariz., who lost a long battle with brain cancer in 2005 at the young age of 13. A nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA Sushi associates throughout the organization. RA Sushi initiated the fundraiser to honor the memory of Nicky and to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay for medical treatments.

“Nicky’s Week is an exciting time for our team members. Everyone at RA Sushi rallies behind the cause and is honored to help the brave children benefiting from the lifesaving treatment and research at St. Jude,” said RA Sushi Regional Manager, Chad Wilke.

St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, so every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. The hospital treats children from all 50 states, including Arizona, and around the world.

About RA Sushi A “RA”ckin’ vibe, popular music, and distinctive Japanese fusion cuisine sets RA Sushi Bar Restaurant apart from a typical sushi joint. RA opened its first location in Scottsdale, Ariz. in 1997 and has since expanded to include 25 locations throughout the United States. Consistently awarded for its fresh sushi, creative cocktails, killer happy hour, and musically inspired nightlife, at RA good food and good times go hand-in-hand.

RA Sushi Leawood is located in Park Place at 11638 Ash Street. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner is served until 11 p.m. daily. The bar is open until 1 a.m. or later. Happy hour food and beverage specials are offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. and reverse happy hour is served from 10 p.m. to midnight. Industry night Flying Fish Lounge specials are offered every Sunday beginning at 8 p.m. Reservations are available through Open Table at rasushi.com/leawood.

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