ST. LOUIS — A restaurant in The Grove is will donate 15% of its sales to Siteman Cancer Center’s Sarcoma/Rare Tumor program.

Chao Baan, a modern and authentic Thai restaurant, will donate some of its sales in honor of a personal connection for owner Shayn Prapaisilp.

Prapaisilp is currently battling cancer. He wanted to give back to the team who has done so much for his fight since 2018. The ‘Dining Out for Siteman’ event will launch on Jan. 15 and run each Wednesday night for dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. through Feb. 5.

"Since my diagnosis and recurrence of my cancer, I've been very fortunate to have had access to the world-class care and expertise at Siteman Cancer Center during my treatment over the past few months,” Vice President of Global Foods Group and Owner of Chao Baan, Shayn Prapaisilp said. “Everyone from the staff, nurses and doctors has been so great while I've been in treatment. Instead of having to fly to Boston or Houston, I was very lucky to have a specialist that has expertise in my rare cancer right here in St. Louis. Our restaurant can be an amazing platform to share the Rare Tumor and Sarcoma program’s important work as well as raise funds to continue to support Siteman and Washington University School of Medicine."

Fifteen percent of all food and non-alcoholic beverage sales will be donated to Siteman Cancer Center, according to a press release. Additionally, $1 of all non-alcoholic cocktails purchased from now until Feb. 5 will be donated to the Sarcoma/Rare Tumor program.

Chao Baan is located at 4087 Chouteau Avenue

"Since my diagnosis and recurrence of my cancer, I've been very fortunate to have had access to the world-class care and expertise at Siteman Cancer Center during my treatment over the past few months,” says Vice President of Global Foods Group and Owner of Chao Baan, Shayn Prapaisilp. “Everyone from the staff, nurses and doctors has been so great while I've been in treatment. Instead of having to fly to Boston or Houston, I was very lucky to have a specialist that has expertise in my rare cancer right here in St. Louis. Our restaurant can be an amazing platform to share the Rare Tumor and Sarcoma program’s important work as well as raise funds to continue to support Siteman and Washington University School of Medicine."

Chao Baan is known for their authentic regional Thai dishes that range from the northeast to southern regions.

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