Bannings Tavern Designates October as Cancer Awareness Month


Month-long specials and fundraising to benefit Talbot County American Cancer Society

WHAT: Bannings Tavern in the heart of Easton’s historic district is dedicating October as Bannings Tavern Cancer Awareness Month for their customers and friends.  Motivated by seeing friends and family who have suffered with cancer, Bannings Tavern’s owners Tom Haschen and Stephen Mangasarian are fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Talbot County to help end the pain and suffering of cancer.  October’s fundraising activities at Bannings Tavern will include weekend events, dinner specials, a drink and a dedicated beer tap, as well as matching donations.

WHERE Bannings Tavern, 42 East Dover Street, Easton, Maryland

October Cancer Awareness Month sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Bannings Tavern will feature:

  • Bannings Tavern Cancer Awareness Month kickoff cocktail party and fundraiser
  • A special dinner each week of October with a donation for each dinner special sold
  • A purple (purple is the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life color) drink and donation for each purple drink sold
  • A dedicated beer tap and donation for each beer sold
  • Other non-restaurant businesses in Easton will be invited to make matching donations to Bannings Tavern fundraising

For more information, contact: Alex Haschen, Bannings Tavern marketing manager, at

“The American Cancer Society is very grateful to Bannings Tavern for their dedication to the American Cancer Society’s mission to fight cancer.  Their amazing campaign will help boost awareness, and the funds raised will help support important research to find new cures as well as American Cancer Society programs and services in the community for cancer patients and their families,” says Julia Foxwell, community manager, Relay For Life of Talbot County, which will take on September 17 at Easton High School.  Visit:  

About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.5 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit For cancer news in your community, visit

Letters to Editor

  1. Frederick Wyman II says:

    One doesn’t need an excuse to go to Bannings because the food and ambience is great. Their support of the American Cancer Society is another good reason to go in October.

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