Barbecure by Lillie's Q
Lillie’s Q Founder and Chef, Charlie McKenna, lost his aunt Katherine to breast cancer in 2000.

Charlie McKenna created Barbecure as a means to raise funds for cancer research and positively impact families and communities affected by cancer. BarbeCure raises funds through events, specialty product sales and donations. Funds raised are donated to the McKenna family’s foundation, the Katherine McKenna Brother’s Scholarship Fund as well as a rotating charity each year. Below are some of our current and past charitable partners.
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The Katherine McKenna Brothers Scholarship Fund

The McKenna family founded The Katherine McKenna Brothers Scholarship Fund in Katherine’s honor and the Fund keeps her legacy alive by providing women full-ride scholarships to Katherine’s undergraduate alma mater, Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia. To date, the fund has supported more than 19 women at Brenau University.
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Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation

The Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading breast cancer research not-for-profit organizations that is helping drive early-stage, innovative research, close the gap in medical training in the field of breast cancer through fellowships, and promote clinical and research collaboration through the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium. We believe more research and the brightest minds means longer, healthier lives. Learn more, get involved and donate by visiting:
Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation


Lillie's Q is excited to host their third annual BarbeCure charity event on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at District Brew Yards. A crew of talented chefs will go to battle again this year to see who has the tastiest chicken wings - and the winner will take home a trophy of epic proportions and, of course, bragging rights!

The all-star line-up includes Chicago chefs Stephanie Izard of This Little Goat, Zach Engel of Galit, Brian Jupiter of Ina Mae Tavern, Tim Flores and Genie Kwon of Kasama, and Oliver Poilevey from Obelix.

For sponsorship information, email Andrea Rubens, Marketing Associate,
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