A recipe of philanthropy

Believe it or not, I am a “chef” competing in a “Cooking for Kids” event next week. This is the first time ever that I have participated in anything like this and am asking for your vote. The event is raising awareness and funds for Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach. The actual competition is next Thursday, Dec. 6, 6pm, at Hotel Maya in Long Beach. You are invited to attend and have some fun as we try to outwit and outcook everyone else.
I am partnered with Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee, and [we] are competing in honor of 5-year-old Berlin Gutenkauf, who had recently had a brain tumor removed. Berlin’s parents are the owners of The Factory Gastrobar in Bixby Knolls and active members of our community. It was a rough year for the Gutenkaufs, and this is a way I can do something for their family.
All teams are required to do three things in the competition: get as many votes as possible for being the best team; raise a minimum of $5,000; and cook the best appetizer at the competition where one team is awarded the “Ultimate Chef.”
If you are on Facebook, please vote for our team here:
facebook.com/ MillerChildrensHospital/app_473933579321180
If you would like to make a donation in Berlin’s honor, here is our donations page:
cookingforkids.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=1031993&supid=370492556
Thank you for your consideration.

Blair Cohn
Executive Director
Bixby Knolls Business Improvement Association

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