Man bar hopping for children's cancer research
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A Massachusetts man is raising a glass for a great cause.
Todd Ruggere is bar crawling his way across the Bay State, hitting every single city and town.
And each time he cracks open a cold one, he's raising money for children's cancer research.
“I'm drinking a Sam Adams in all 351 towns in Massachusetts and I’m doing it for charity,” Ruggere said.
His latest stop was in Waltham at the Tempo Bistro. And with each swig, he's raising money for Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund to help with children's cancer research.
“I've always wanted to raise money for it and never really had a good idea, and I came up with this idea and everyone seems to love it,” said Ruggere said.
His mission: one beer a day at a different bar, in a different Massachusetts town.
At each spot, he snaps a photo with his handmade signs and posts them to his blog and Twitter page. If he's visiting a town without a bar, he improvises.
“When I was in Plympton, it's all farms, I couldn't find anything, so I found a home that had llamas in it, so I knocked on the woman's door and said you got to let me take a picture with your llamas, so she was happy to do it,” Ruggere said.
The feedback from restaurants has been great. When he approached Tempo Bistro, they immediately wanted to help.
“I thought it was a fantastic idea. I was shocked that no one had thought to do what he was doing, and we absolutely could not say no,” said a woman at Tempo Bistro.
“Some will give a check right to the charity and some offer gift cards," said Ruggere.
So far, he's raised nearly $2,000, but he hopes as his tour of the state continues, people will raise a glass and open their wallets.