Cedars Eatery Remembers Employee

20 February 2014

Charlottetown, PE -

Cedar's Eatery Remembers Employee and Joins the Fight Against Cancer

Jenifer Currie was a warm individual, a caring friend, a loving mother.  Her friends and family were devastated when the young woman lost her battle to cancer a few days before Christmas.  She was 38 years old.  

Jenifer was diagnosed with small cell carcinoma when her son, Elliott, was four months old.  She was determined to fight the disease and went through a grueling regime of treatment, but it was not enough. 

Cancer is relentless and it does not discriminate by age or gender. It has taken too many loved ones away from us. 

Although we can’t change the past, we can change the future. For this reason, the owner and staff of Cedar’s Eatery and Baba’s Lounge, where Jenifer Currie worked, are raising funds to support Islanders and their families on a cancer journey. 

Every Monday, beginning in March, when you visit Cedar’s Eatery and Baba’s Lounge and purchase a shawarma, $1.00 will be donated to the Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division.  Customers will be invited to match this donation.

Jenifer Currie was a long-time staff member and close friend to Ryan Adballah, the owner of Cedar’s Eatery in Charlottetown. 

“After watching someone I’ve known and worked with for so long, battle this disease and eventually lose the fight, I was compelled to do something.  I want to do whatever is in my power so others don’t have to fear cancer,” says Abdallah.

"Jenifer loved her Cedar's family and would be so touched by this gesture,“ says Aaron King, Jenifer’s partner and father of their 22 month year old son. “What a wonderful way to remember her and all those touched by cancer.”

 King says it will be comforting to take Jenifer’s two sons, Elliott and Max, to Cedars for shawarmas and to hear stories from people who remember her.

Unique fundraisers like this one assist the Society and allow its work to continue. It’s one small way we can all have a hand in changing cancer forever.

The staff hopes that regular customers who knew Jenifer and others visiting the restaurant will take part to remember

and honour those they know who have been touched by cancer.

In 2013 the Canadian Cancer Society, P.E.I. Division, was able to help 2200 Islanders and their families through support services provided by the Society.

More than 200 Islanders took advantage of the telephone and online peer support programs, linking people with similar cancer stories to talk about what they are experiencing in ways that might be difficult to address with friends and family.

Shawarma Mondays will happen every week beginning in March. Cedar’s Eatery is located at 81 University Avenue. To reserve a table or for further information on this fundraiser contact the restaurant directly at (902) 892-7377.




The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.

For more information, please contact:

Lori Barker

Executive Director

Phone: 902-566-4007