Have you been touched by breast cancer? Nowadays it seems like too many people’s answer is yes. October is a very important month filled with fantastic events created to raise money for all things breast-cancer-related. In the culinary world, one event trumps them all. With 60 of Toronto’s top female chefs putting their best food forward, Tuesday, October 21, marks the 19th Annual Eat to the Beat and it’s one event not to be missed.
Held at Roy Thompson Hall, Eat to the Beat was created for Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, a not-for-profit organization that offers free peer support to anyone coping with breast cancer. The event is hosted by women for women. Cancer survivors are encouraged to create imaginative custom corsets and dance around the hall while sampling all the delicious food and drinks. The evening is full of good friends, good food, live entertainment, and all the female chefs we admire are on hand to have a chat. The incredible chef line-up includes: Rose Reisman of Rose Reisman Catering; Alexandra Feswick formerly of Samuel J. Moore; Trista Sheen of Crush Wine Bar; and many more.
So why is this event so important? “When you buy a ticket to Eat to the Beat, you are helping someone get through the dark days of breast cancer,” states Jeffrey Beach, Executive Director of Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support. “Proceeds go directly to our programs and services that pass on strength and knowledge to people across Canada who need Willow’s caring and expertise to help them navigate the challenges that come with a breast cancer diagnosis.”
In 2014, an estimated 24,400 women and 200 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer in Canada. From the individuals diagnosed, to their families, friends, and caregivers, Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support provides free support and information today for those who cannot wait for tomorrow’s cure.
Tickets are $175.00 and well worth every penny. Eat, drink, dance and support this Tuesday – we will be!