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Day 29: Chef Ramsey Where are You? I’m Coming to Take You On!

Mark McEwan and I at a Toronto Taste June 2010

GIVE 29 / DAY 29

Today I spent my “spare” time fundraising. I have been a fundraiser for many years, mostly through event production but also for many personal initiatives I have supported.

The difference today was I was doing it for myself and a cause I believe in.  If you have read any of my past posts you will know I have signed up for an event called the Chef Challenge for a Cure. This event is raising funds for research of women’s cancer (breast and ovarian) at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. I decided to travel to Toronto for this event as 2 of my dear friends Chef Mark McEwan and Chef Massimo Capra are volunteering for the event along with Chef Gordon Ramsey.

I never get to participate in an event, I am always the behind the scenes coordinator. I don’t enjoy going to fancy black tie events. My days of distant running and raising money are over but a food event is right up my alley.

I’m a closet foodie. People have been telling me for years I should open up my own place but that would take the passion out of cooking for me. This event takes my passion for cooking and my passion for helping others to make the perfect recipe. A worth while trip to help find a cure for cancer.

Today I raised an addition $500 to help with that cure. At the moment I have a total of $3320 pledged (not all showing on my profile yet) and on my way towards my $10,000 goal. I put many requests out today let’s keep your fingers crossed some come to fruition.

I still need your help. I need all the help I can get to reach my goal. All donations will receive a full tax receipt. Just click on “My Profile” and you can make a donation right on line.

Cancer has touched all of our lives, a mother, sister, cousin or best friend. We have to keep trying. We have to keep supporting the research to find a cure. It may take a lot of money but can you put a dollar value on the lives saved in our generation and our children’s.

I will keep you updated on my progress from now until the event and you can access My Profile from this site any day.

Time Commitment:: 1.5 hours

Cost: 0

Money Raised $500

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