Friday, January 21, 2011

Pretty in Pink, Again: Five-O to Host Second Annual Benefit Brunch

By Molly McCoy
Staff Columnist
For the second time, Five-O Shore Road in Ogunquit is partnering with the Donato J. Trumato Foundation and opening its door for a cure. On Sunday, January 23, the downtown Ogunquit restaurant is hosting its second annual benefit brunch to support breast cancer research.
“We’re excited to host it again,” says Jeffrey Porter, Vice President and General Manager at Five-O. “We already know that some people who came last year are returning again, and we’re hoping to bring more people in as the word gets out.”
For each person who orders a brunch entrée, the Donato J. Tramuto Foundation will donate $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader of the breast cancer movement. According to its website, the Komen Foundation has invested nearly $1.5 billion since its inception in 1982, and is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists. Through generous contributions from sponsors, supporters, and events like Five-O’s brunch, the Komen Foundation has become the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.
“It’s really a great organization,” says Porter about Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “They continue to support breast cancer research, and we’re happy to continue our support of them.”
Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and guests may select any entrée from the Five-O Brunch menu, including standards like Eggs Benedict and house specialties such as Maine Blueberry Belgian Waffles or Seafood Crepes.
But Five-O’s outreach does not stop there. On Sunday, February 13, the restaurant partners with the Trumato Foundation once again to host a similar benefit brunch for the Frannie Peabody Center, the largest community-based HIV/AIDS services organization in Maine. As with the January brunch, the Donato J. Tramuto Foundation will donate $10 to the Frannie Peabody Center for every guest who orders a brunch entrée, available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about both brunches, visit, Five-O Ogunquit on Facebook, or call the restaurant at (207) 646-5001. For information about the Komen Foundation and Frannie Peabody Center, visit and, respectively.
Photo caption: Five-O Shore Road will partner with the Donato J. Trumato Foundation to host two benefit brunches, the first of which is on Jan. 23 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (Courtesy logo of Susan G. Komen for the Cure)