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RA Sushi has three Chicago area locations including Lombard. (Photo provided)

RA Sushi will present its ninth annual “Nicky’s Week” fundraiser from Sunday to Saturday, May 26 to June 1, for kids battling cancer and other  diseases at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Thanks to community support, no family ever pays St. Jude for anything.

Including its Lombard location, the Scottsdale-based restaurant and bar will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the sale of a variety of menu items and beverages to St. Jude to help support the hospital’s lifesaving mission. Since its inception, Nicky’s Week has raised more than $1 million for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The special Nicky’s Week menu includes: Edamame, Tootsy Maki, Shrimp Nigiri, Pork Gyoza, Chicken Yakitori and Garlic Citrus Yellowtail Tapas, plus a variety of select beverages.
All 25 RA Sushi locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Nevada and Texas will participate. The three Chicago area locations are:
•         Chicago: 1139 N. State St., Chicago; 312-274-0011
•         Glenview: 2601 Aviator Ln., Glenview; 847-510-1100
•         Lombard: 310 Yorktown Center, Lombard; 630-627-6800
Nicky’s Week was developed in memory of St. Jude patient Nicholas “Nicky” Mailliard, of Scottsdale, Ariz., who lost a long battle with brain cancer in February 2005 at age 13. A nephew of one of RA Sushi’s founders, Nicky held a special place in the hearts of RA Sushi associates throughout the organization. RA Sushi initiated the fundraiser to honor the memory of Nicky and to raise awareness and funds for St. Jude, where no child is ever turned away because of a family’s inability to pay for medical treatments.
“RA Sushi is honored to continue to support St. Jude and help them with their life-changing mission,” says Scott Kilpatrick, co-founder and vice president of RA Sushi. “We want to help ensure their services remain available to children and families battling serious illnesses.”
St. Jude doctors and researchers freely share their research with the medical community, so every child saved at St. Jude means thousands more saved worldwide. The hospital has international reach and has treated children from all 50 states, including Illinois.
About RA Sushi
A “RA”ckin’ vibe, popular music and distinctive Japanese fusion cuisine are described as signature elements of the sushi restaurant. Its three Chicago area locations serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. RA Sushi in Lombard serves dinner from 3 to 11 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and until midnight Thursday through Sunday.

Happy Hour food specials are offered Monday through Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m., and the bar remains open until 1 a.m.

Sunday special
At all three locations, visit RA Sushi’s Flying Fish Lounge on Sunday nights to catch some food specials from 8 to 11 p.m.; drink specials are offered all day.