LIVINGSTON, NJ – Margarita's Mexican Restaurant, located at 372 West Mount Pleasant Ave, recently hosted a philanthropic party to support the fight against cancer.

Every month, Livingston's newest Mexican restaurant celebrates Full Moon Madness, a night of entertainment, prizes, and contests to support a variety of local and national charities. Assistant General Manager Danielle DeFalco told The Alternative Press that the idea behind the event is, "to have fun and give back to great causes in our community."

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Although the event started off slow, the bar and lounge eventually filled up with more community members than during the last charity event, and guests were provided with games, raffles, and prizes. Customers competed to see who can make the best mummy out of toilet paper and raced to eat three entire jalapenos in an attempt to win tailgating coolers, Sam Adams umbrellas, and even a Jack Daniels electric guitar.

Five percent of the proceeds will be going to The American Cancer Society; $2 Jell-O shots were added to the menu specifically for this event, and 100 percent of those sales will be donated to ACS.

In the past, Margarita's has supported The EPIC School and VH1's Save the Music. This time, Margarita's staff dressed in pink to show their support for the victims and families affected by breast cancer, and they chose The American Cancer Society in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to their website, ACS focuses on "saving lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back."

Representatives of the charity made a point to thank everyone for coming out and supporting the cause. Guests were also encouraged to return to Margarita’s and support ACS during the next Full Moon Madness on Nov. 10.

To learn about future events or to get your organization involved, call 973-992-0001 or visit!/margslivingstonnj