Local restaurant owner donates proceeds to Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Hampshire County

EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – It wasn’t just the good food that attracted many families to dine at Nini’s Italian Ristorante in Easthampton.

Sunday night was a special night at Nini’s when owner Johnny Daniele donated a hefty portion of the proceeds to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.

Johnny made the donation in memory of his father, Giovanni, who died from cancer in 2011.

On this special night, crowds came to help make as large a donation as possible for cancer research at Dana Farber.

Johnny said it’s all in memory of his dad.

“The restaurant has been around for 40 years,” he told 22News. “Most of the guests that have come here knew him. My children grew up here, they’ve grown up with me.”

Johnny said he’s donated more than $14,000 in memory of his father since he started the fundraiser.

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