Roastin' for Research Charlotte Grossed over $60,000 for children's cancer research!

The 2nd annual Roastin' for Research Charlotte was a huge success, with a great crowd descending on Divine Barrel Brewing, eating over 3600 oysters, listening to some great music, and doubling the money raised in year one!    See the first pictures of the epic day!

Coming soon - information on Roastin' Greensboro in April!

Roastin' History

Ken and Lee Conrad were known for their hospitality but it was their huge oyster roasts and fish fry's that really stood out to their friends and family.


As the Crew looked for opportunities to support the cause, oyster roasts seemed like a natural fit.   The first oyster roast fundraiser was held in Feb 2016 in one of the Crew's back yard.   It raised about $1500 for PANCAN through donations and t-shirt sales.


The events got bigger quick, though, and soon out grew the back yard.  The first official "Roastin' for Research" was held at Charlotte's Divine Barrel Brewing in November 2021, followed by a second at Greensboro's Bender's Tavern in April.    Together the two roasts grossed over $50,000 for childhood cancer through Reelin' for Research and UNC Children's Hospital.