Mel Burrows and her sister, Stacey Parrinello, brought new meaning to the ever popular phrase “Let’s treat ourselves.” Every time Burrows finished a cancer treatment, they would head to White Castle to indulge in some not-so-healthy food.
“It might seem a bit silly to some people, but White Castle provided a sense of normalcy during Mel’s treatments. And that was a true gift, because those days were difficult for all of us,” said Parrinello in a news release.
After Burrows died, Parrinello had an urn made to look like a White Castle, with the phrase “Let’s treat ourselves” engraved on it. The fast-food franchise got wind and donated $10,000 to the American Cancer Society in Burrows’ name.