East Hartford woman teams up with Manchester Chef
E shtune, 06.08.2011, 06:56 PM
Sue Tukey, member of the Iron Maidens MS Motorcycle fundraising team, poses in the kitchen of Edi Zumbuli at his restaurant, Edi’s, in Manchester. The pair hosted a fundraising to support the Iron Maidens team and its quest to raise $15,000 for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The daylong fundraiser raised more than $550.
Sue Tukey knows just about everyone who is anyone. A onetime school teacher, Tukey now uses retirement to work harder than ever. She has volunteered for nearly every worthy charity around and stays equally busy with local politics. However, on Wednesday, July 20, Tukey steamed things up when she teamed up with head chef Edi Zumbuli of Edi’s Restaurant in
“I’m a member of the Iron Maidens MS Motorcycle Ride fundraising team,” said Tukey, who lives in
Tukey and Edi’s Restaurant hosted a daylong event in which the restaurant donated 15 percent of every bill to MS. Tukey also held a drawing for elaborate gift baskets. Together, the pair raised more than $550 to support people in the state battling multiple sclerosis, a potentially debilitating disease.
The Iron Maidens team supports the annual NBC Connecticut MS Motorcycle Ride, which this year takes place Sunday, July 24, at Outback Steakhouse in Southington.
“Sue is an amazing teammate,” said Karen Butler, who also lives in
Before opening his own restaurant, Edi Zumbuli worked as a sous chef at many local high end restaurants, including Sauce in
For more information on Edi’s Restaurant, visit www.edisrestaurant.com. For more information on the Iron Maidens fundraising team, visit www.ironmaidensfightMS.com. To learn more about multiple sclerosis, its effects and the many ways to help make a difference, visit www.ctfightsMS.org.