December 10th 8:00am – 4:00pm
In September 2017, Ben was a freshman at Harvard and a defensive back for the Crimson Football Team. During the first game of the season, Ben suffered a catastrophic cervical neck injury and was paralyzed. What started as a beautiful fall day ended in tragedy for Ben and his family. For the past two years, over 2,000 customers have dined at El Jefe’s on this day and raised over $54,000. In addition, thousands more have donated to the Benson M. Abercrombie ’21 Fund, established by the Harvard Varsity Club.
Facing a lifelong struggle, Ben has worked incredibly hard over the last two years to build his life anew. Less than two years after his injury, Ben came back to Harvard University and started his freshman year again. Let Ben and his family know that the Harvard Square and the Harvard University community continue to support his valiant efforts by making the 3rd Annual Ben Abercrombie Day bigger and better than the first two! There are several ways to help:• Come eat at El Jefe’s (83 Mount Auburn Street) on Tuesday, December 10th from 8 am until 4 am. Every penny that comes in the door that day will go to Ben’s fund. Spread the word and bring your friends! Customers will also be given the opportunity to add additional monies upon check out.
• If you are unable to eat at the restaurant on the 10th, representatives from the Varsity Club and the Harvard Football Team will be onsite all-day collecting credit card and cash donations.
• Donate online here.
El Jefe’s Taqueria, 83 Mount Auburn Street, harvardsquare.com/restaurants/el-jefes-taqueria, 617-945-1986