Craving something sweet? Savory? One-of-a-kind? Your taste buds don’t have to wait much longer The Great Chefs Event will be taking place on Saturday, June 8 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Urban Outfitters HQ, 5000 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. Not only does this event support a great cause, but its also a one-of-a-kind dining experience! Tickets available here. This year event coordinator’s have worked hard to make this one big family-friendly afternoon event with a revamped kids’ zone featuring plenty of activities (all kids 12 and under get in free!)
Hosted by Chef Marc Vetri and business partner Jeff Benjamin, this all-star gathering of chefs is serving food so good, even the pickiest eaters can’t turn it down. Bring the whole family for this crowd-pleasing day that will make a big difference for all kids fighting cancer. Proceeds from this event benefit Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation funding research that brings better treatments and cures to children with cancer. ALSF also provides emotional, financial and logistical support to childhood cancer families that makes their challenges more manageable. Programs like SuperSibs and Travel For Care have an immediate impact on families dealing with a childhood cancer diagnosis.
ALSF started with one lemonade stand, hosted by our founder Alexandra “Alex” Scott in her front yard which raised $2,000. Alex was just 4 years old and battling neuroblastoma when she asked to give the money so doctors can find cures for all children battling cancer. Every day, 700 children worldwide are diagnosed with childhood cancer. Yet, childhood cancer research only receives less than 4-percent of the National Cancer Institute’s annual budget. It is up to all of us to fund research and find cures, so that someday these children are cured.
Since that first stand, ALSF has funded nearly 1,000 cutting-edge research projects at 135 institutions in the U.S. and Canada and supported families through much needed programs like “Travel For Care,” that helps make cutting-edge treatments accessible to children. ALSF and its supporters are propelling the world towards a future without childhood cancer. From hosting stands and events to joining the One Cup at a Time Club, everyone can make a difference and help find cures for childhood cancer.