Spending more than $5 or $10 for a burger might not be the move for the financially troubled, but those engaged in an auction in Dubai had no qualms spending racks on food in the name of breast cancer research.
The world’s most expensive burger was sold this week at Pink Caravan’s Pink Bite charity auction, The National reports. The group, which actively raises awareness for breast cancer, were also honoring their director Ameera bin Karam, who died in a house fire last year. The buyer of the $10,000 was Asma Al Fahim, founder of Dubai lifestyle magazine Villa 88. The burger was a combination of seven patties (representing each emirate in the United Arab Emirates) paired with bacon and aged cheddar cheese.
Chairman of the Department of Statistics and Community Development Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Thani provided a statement to CNN Money about the group’s mission.”Two years ago we broke the world record by selling one burger for $7,000, and this year we wanted to top that,” Al Thani said. “All proceeds will go to breast cancer awareness and free detection at an earlier stage.” Al Thani also prepped the burger with Russell Impiazzi, the culinary director at Le Gourmet.
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Yum. In total, the event raised $29,633. Find out more about Pink Caravan here.