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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

Celebrity Cooking Event Raises Thousands for Families Fighting Cancer


It was a night of celebrity chefs, gourmet cuisine and fundraising for a charitable cause at the First Annual Cooking Live with Chef Ming Tsai and Friends, on May 1. The event benefitted the Family Reach Foundation, which provides financial relief and heartfelt support to families fighting cancer. Friends of the foundation joined world-renowned celebrity chefs at the Ritz Carlton Boston, where a crowd of 100 people were treated to a six-course dinner prepared by Todd English, Jasper White, Michael Schlow, Joanne Chang, Ritz Executive Chef Andrew Yeo and host Ming Tsai.

“We are so blessed to have Ming Tsai supporting the mission of Family Reach Foundation,” says Carla Tardif, executive director of Family Reach. “The event was a huge success, thanks to our supporters as well as Ming and the chefs who donated their time, talent and personalities to this great cause.”

Tardif says that the event raised more than $105,000 during a memorable evening that honored five families who were assisted by the foundation while dealing with the difficult realities of having a child with cancer.

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