Three years ago, Famous Dave’s decided they wanted to give back to Children’s in a big way. So they started the Wilbur Cares Party, hosted by the Famous Dave’s Jazz Club in Calhoun Square.

Proceeds from the party have contributed to their pledge of $50,000 to fund a private patient room in the newly opened Karen and George Benz Family Pediatric Neuroscience Center. The center brings Children’s expertise together under one roof so that kids with brain injuries and other neurological illnesses can benefit from the seamless and integrated care needed to treat these complex disorders. And private patient rooms allow families to stay close during their child’s stay, and bring the comforts of home to the hospital setting.

Famous Dave’s also makes a commitment to visit Children’s throughout the year, which includes serving a special, themed lunch to patients and families twice a year, volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House located in Children’s – Minneapolis, and hosting a holiday toy drive at their Twin Cities metro area locations.

The 2014 Wilbur Cares Party will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25, starting at 5:00 p.m. With live music, a silent auction, BBQ, and Paul Fletcher from Cities 97 as emcee, it promises to be a fun night. We hope to see you there! Register for the event today.We are so grateful for their long-standing commitment to supporting our patients and their families. Since partnering with Children’s, Famous Dave’s has donated more than $63,000 to Children’s in cash and in-kind donations.