When you get a room of people together that are all there for one purpose – giving back – the energy is amazing. Last night I attended as a participant in the Chef’s Challenge for a Cure. I had been working towards this day for months and it was everything I hoped it would be and more.
Give 53 / Give 53
Today I was part of a charity event that raised 1.1 million dollars. Talk about giving back. I didn’t raise this money on my own but every dollar raised from all the participants and guests added up to this enormous amount of money. The event used every example of giving I could think of, donations, volunteering, kindness and teamwork. It was truly giving at it’s finest.
The event was hosted by Chef Gordon Ramsey. I most likely shouldn’t share this secret with you but he is actually a lovely human being He is funny, kind and generous with his time.
Our Team Captains for the event consisted of Celebrity Chefs Mark McEwan, Massimo Capra, Lynn Crawford and terribly handsome David Rocco. It was my honour to spend the day with them all as we volunteered our time in the name of Women’s Cancer Research.
The best part of the evening was working with 50 participants that raised so much money to help for the cure for cancer. Each person had their own story. Their motivation and drive to GIVE was obvious from their excitement and enthusiasm to be part of such a unique and remarkable event.
Soon to be posted on YouTube you will have a chance to see Gordon Ramsey in action at the event starting with his usual yelling and screaming out our unusual cooking styles to literally putting out fires that a few rookie want-a-be-chef’s started right on stage.
Thank you to everyone I met and worked with at the event. The amount of work and dedication that went into raising 1.1 million dollars is unforgettable and will be imprinted in my heart for my lifetime.
I look forward to hearing some of the stories form the people I met at the event and share them with you.
Time Commitment: An entire day and evening
Cost: Funds raised: $7885 plus the cost of traveling to Toronto
Impact: Forever in my heart to be surrounded by so many giving