Updated: Nov 10, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. (June 28, 2019) – The Christner family celebrated a special anniversary on June 14 to honor 26 years of legendary dining in Orlando at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster. In addition to myriad charities, foundations and events supported throughout the year, the family-owned, award-winning restaurant generously opened the doors for a special fundraising celebration dinner to benefit one charity of choice. This year, one hundred percent of guest dining proceeds from the 26th Anniversary Dinner totaling $19,851.00 was donated to The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families.

“We are truly honored by numerous awards and accolades over the years and cherish them as much as the friendships and memories we have created. We hope to encourage our extended family and friends to realize their blessings and demonstrate a pattern of paying it forward,” said Owner Alice Christner.

“The Christner family has generously supported The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families in a multitude of ways,” said Marie Martinez, operations manager, The Howard Phillips Center. “We are so grateful for their efforts to raise significant funds to benefit our six programs.”

The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, a part of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, has been changing lives all across Central Florida for nearly four decades. The services help protect and heal abused children and bring hope to families of children with special needs. They deliver medical care to underserved teens on a mobile clinic and help families at high risk for child abuse raise their children with nurturing and love. The six unique programs work together to help thousands of toddlers, teens and families every day.

Carrying on Orlando Health Arnold Palmer’s tradition of excellence in children’s health, The Howard Phillips Center provides specialized care to children and families facing difficult medical and emotional challenges such as abuse, neglect, developmental delays and lack of access to proper healthcare. Through its six programs, The Howard Phillips Center provides a number of vital services to over 16,000 children and families in Central Florida every year.