Wear Your Jammies for a Good Cause By Edan Goode

Did you know that the average Coloradoan eats 5 eggs per week? Or that Colorado egg farms provide jobs for more than 250 families and supply nearly $100 million annually to the state’s economy?

Yep, Colorado families love their eggs. And why not? Eggs are loaded with health benefits including vitamins and minerals including Vitamin D, choline, folate, calcium, iron and selenium. And they are a strong source of protein.

October 11 is World Egg Day and to celebrate, Colorado Egg Producers organized PJs and Eggs, a special dining event that combines eating a great breakfast at an area restaurant with a charitable contribution.

Here’s how it works: 

On October 11, from 7am-8pm, head to one of the participating restaurants. Donate $20 and in return diners will receive a meal, non-alcoholic beverage and one dozen eggs to take home (to make future breakfasts where you can also wear you PJs). Restaurants with offer either a set menu for the meal or offer patrons their choice of entree (varies by location).

Then feel good knowing that proceeds from PJs and Eggs go to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver, serving families whose children are receiving medical care in Denver area hospitals. Funds will also help victims of the recent floods in Colorado.

In addition to the monetary donation, the event will also collect unused children’s pajamas to donate to the charities. Look for the collection box inside each restaurant to donate pajamas leading up to the event.

Visit http://pjsandeggsco.eventbrite.com/ or call 303-320-7790 for a complete list of participating restaurants and the hours each will be serving breakfast. RSVP’s are recommended. Tickets are $20 in advance and day-of.

Here are a few more eggscellent bites of trivia to share with the kids at breakfast from Colorado Egg Producers:

  • There are approximately 3.8 million hens in Colorado that produce more than 1 billion eggs.
  • The average hen lays 5 eggs per week.
  • Egg preferences break down this way: 2% prefer Cage Free; 4% prefer Cage Free Organic; 12% prefer Nutrient Enhanced Caged and 82% prefer White or Brown Caged.

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