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Get ready for Roastin' for Research CLT 2023 & the Fall Online Auction!

Help land a cure for childhood cancer on Nov 4th!

Join us at Charlotte's Divine Barrel Brewing on Nov. 4th for all you can eat seafood, craft beer, an online auction, raffle prizes - and live music by Hounds of Sound & Beers 4 Breakfast!


All proceeds help fight childhood cancer through Reelin’ for Research & UNC Children’s Hospital.

Online Auction

Bidding for the auction will start on October 21st and end the night of the roast.  Items will be on display at the roast, however, bidders do not need to be present to win!

Looking for ways to help?

· Sponsor the event – Several levels available!
· Donate auction or raffle items – Services or goods, big or small.
· Monetary donations – 100% of your donation goes to the cause.
· Volunteer - Contact us about opportunities.  It takes a village!

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 a Charlotte  back yard.   It raised about $1,500 for PANCAN through donations and t-shirt sales.   The backyard events grew quickly, though, and were soon too big for the crew's houses.   In April 2019, the team held the first Greensboro fundraiser at Libby Hill Seafood, which added live music and a fish fry to help support Reelin' for Research and UNC Children's Hospital.


The team coined the name "Roastin' for Research" in 2020, and joined forces with Charlotte's Divine Barrel Brewing and Greensboro's Bender's Tavern for two big events in November 2021 and April 2022 respectively.    Featuring online auctions, raffles, and the first corporate sponsors, the two roasts grossed over $50,000 for childhood cancer research.

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