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Panthers' Greg Olsen joins The Cowfish to fight heart disease with sushi

Posted June 19, 2019 8:24 a.m. EDT

The Heartest Yard Roll, available starting July 1 at The Cowfish in Raleigh and other restaurants outside the Triangle, features fresh tuna, avocado and English cucumber and is served with tangy Ponzu sauce.

— A sushi roll available at multiple locations across North Carolina this summer will give back to the community by supporting families affected by congenital heart disease.

The "Heartest Yard Roll," available starting July 1 at The Cowfish in Raleigh and other restaurants outside the Triangle, features fresh tuna, avocado and English cucumber and is served with tangy Ponzu sauce.

$2 of each $18 roll purchased will be donated to the Heartest Yard, an initiative created by the Carolina Panthers' Greg Olsen and his wife Kara.

The Olsens worked with Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte to create the foundation in 2012 when their own child was diagnosed with heart disease.

"[Greg and Kara] are salmon lovers and were interested in choosing ingredients for their roll that would be both delicious and heart healthy," said Jennifer Brantley with The Cowfish. "But their favorite part about this experience is having the chance to raise money for an organization that’s so important to their family.”

The Heartest Roll will be available through September at The Cowfish location across from North Hills and at Cowfish locations in Charlotte and Birmingham. eeZ Fusion and Sushi in Huntersville will also serve the roll through September.

Last year, proceeds from The Cowfish's "The Roll That Love Built” benefited the Ronald McDonald House of Durham and Wake counties.

WRAL readers voted The Cowfish, known for its creative burgers, sushi and "Burgushi," as one of the best spots for sushi in the Triangle in last year's WRAL Voters Choice Awards.