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Day 12: 365give vs. Chef Gordon Ramsey

Chef Gordon Ramsey

I have just had to take a deep breath to do something that I find very difficult to do for today’s GIVE.

I am finding myself doing more things which are out of my comfort zone by doing 365give. A challenge but a great way to get beyond your fear. Not only do I put my personal life out into the world for everyone to read, but I am doing the one thing I fear most……. Asking for help and money from other people.

I have registered for an event that is taking place in Toronto in just a few weeks. The event is called The Chef’s Challenge with celebrity guest Chef Gordon Ramsey. I was inspired by this event because I thought it would be a great opportunity to create awareness for 365give and a great way to give support to women.  This event is supporting the education and research for women’s cancers through Mount Sinai Hospital.

It taps into one of my passions to GIVE and I am a foodie at heart. I love to cook and I love great food. You have likely seen the magazines with the really pretty food shots. That’s what I like to create. Beautiful food.

For many years I had a great opportunity to work with the best chef’s in Toronto through a charity event I produced called Toronto Taste which raises money for Second Harvest. My passion for food grew because of this event The Chef’s Challenge is the perfect recipe for all of my talents. Fundraising, food and giving back.

If you are inspired by this post, I need your help. I have to raise a minimum of $2500 to actually participate on the main stage of this event with Gordon Ramsey and all the other great chef’s. My fundraising goal is much greater than this of course. As I am going to go all the way to Toronto I want to make a really big impact by doing more. I am including the link to my profile for more details and if you can support me I would very much appreciate it.

Talk about getting over your fears, now I am asking for help from perfect strangers!

Give 12 / Day 12

Today I registered for the Chef’s Challenge. I’m not a Chef nor do I work in a restaurant but I have a passion for cooking and a passion for giving.  The event is just a few weeks away and I need your help. Please click to see my profile and support me any way you can. My goal is to raise $10,000 to support the research of women’s cancers. I will need your help and your friends help. If you don’t have the money to support me please pass this along to someone that may. You can also just cheer me on until I reach this goal!

Commitment: $100 registration fee / Airline points to fly to Toronto

Time: 1 hour to date to create a profile, register and send to an ask email to everyone I know.

What people are saying about 365give

“I wanted to express my gratitude for the teaching you provided today. Your message was delivered eloquently, compassionately, and without judgment. The kids were engaged, and now have knowledge with which they can change the world. We all appreciated how you took the time to help us learn to build positive mindsets and practice happiness.”
Shelley Gardner, Grade 6 Ridgeview Elementary (West Vancouver)
“Actions really do speak louder than words, which is why I believe the 365give Challenge has resonated throughout my community. Every give we do is so important to us and leaves us happier and appreciating our lives a little bit more than before.”
Mahina Niyozova (Tajikistan)
“After watching the 365give TEDx Talk, I was inspired to join and begin a daily giving program in India. Today, along with 12 other volunteer women, we provide 100 meals to local underprivileged children in Bangalore for school every day.”
Deepika Ahuja, Mom (Bangalore, India)
“My life has greater meaning now.”
Renate Jorge, @BeKindBrazil and 365give Member, Family Program (Brazil)
“I just wanted to share that 365give really helped me. I am a better person now, thank you.”
MayLee, 365give Member, Individual Program
“This 365give Challenge has really injected excitement and extra enthusiasm in each work day as I think about what we can do. It has motivated me and the students.”
Cristina Peters, School Counselor (New York City, USA)
“I have seen a huge shift in energy throughout my classroom since doing the 365give Challenge. The Challenge has empowered my students to make a positive difference in the school’s community and beyond.”
Cella Adriana, Special Needs Educator /The Holliswood School (New York City, USA)
“The 365give Challenge helps students understand their impact on others. It opens avenues for introducing and discussing global and local issues in classrooms. It is powerful to watch students of all ages think about how they can make a change in another person’s life with one small act.”
Jessica Hall, Primary Teacher, French Immersion at École Pauline Johnson (West Vancouver, Canada)