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Pubbelly Sushi Creates New Roll to Support Cancer Research

For the fourth year in a row, the popular Miami sushi restaurant chain Pubbelly Sushi held a fundraiser to highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month and support Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of UHealth—University of Miami Health System.

Pubbelly's Carlos de La Fuente, Allison Fitzsimmons and Elizabeth Inciarte at the check presentation
Carlos de La Fuente (left) and Elizabeth Inciarte (right) from Pubbelly present Sylvester with a $5,300 check for its Cancer Support Services program. Allison Fitzsimmons (center) accepts the check on Sylvester’s behalf.

Wigs Improve Cancer Patients’ Confidence

In October, the restaurant’s menu included a special roll, the Two Timing Tuna Roll. Pubbelly donated a portion of each sale to Sylvester’s Cancer Support Services to provide wigs for cancer patients and survivors. Thanks to the monthlong fundraiser, Pubbelly representatives presented Sylvester with a $5,300 check in the cancer center’s courtyard.

“The impact that this support provides is huge,” said Ingrid Barrera, Psy.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of clinical operations at Sylvester. “We know that wigs can boost a patient’s mood, confidence and overall body image. It significantly improves the way they look, which can result in them feeling less anxious in social environments.”

Supporting Comprehensive Cancer Treatment

“We’re so appreciative of Pubbelly Sushi’s efforts to support our patients along their cancer journey,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester, Oscar de la Renta Endowed Chair in Cancer Research, and executive dean for research at the Miller School of Medicine. “Cancer treatments can be challenging, and the Cancer Support Services program is integral at Sylvester, ensuring patients are treated comprehensively.”

Tags: Cancer Support Services, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center