Ray's Rub was created over 15 years ago by my father, Ray Prudnick Jr. After years of experimentation and refining his blend, he finalized his famous rub, containing 21 herbs and spices. In 2005 we capped the first bottle of Ray's Rub, and what we believe is the greatest all-purpose seasoning blend on the planet.
Dad, my brother, and I continued cooking with Ray's Rub almost every weekend for several years after we capped that first bottle. Those weekends are among my favorite memories, spending time with him and seeing the smile on his face when someone complimented his cooking.
Those happy memories with my dad came to an end on July 18, 2019; we lost him to glioblastoma, an aggressive type of cancer that can occur in the brain or spinal cord that often attacks older adults. As a result of my dad's journey, my family and I became familiar with the American Brain Tumor Association, the nation's oldest nonprofit organization dedicated to brain tumor education, support, and research. Founded in 1973 by two mothers determined to find answers that, at the time, were not yet available, the ABTA has funded more than $32 million in brain tumor research. For more than 45 years, the ABTA has been a steadfast advocate for the brain tumor community in the United States, helping patients, caregivers, and their loved ones as they navigate the brain tumor journey.
To honor my father and help others afflicted with this deadly disease, we are pleased to announce that Ray's Rub is now a Charitable Shopping Partnering with the ABTA to fight against this deadly cancer. As a Charitable Shopping Partner, a portion of all Ray's Rub sales are donated directly to the ABTA. So, the next time you add Ray's Rub to spice up your favorite meal, you are also helping thousands afflicted with brain and spinal cord cancers.
To find out more about the other partners in the Charitable Partnering program, or to donate directly to the American Brain Tumor Association, please visit: https://www.abta.org/ways-to-donate/charitable-shopping/