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Wine, Dine & Help Find Cures For Childhood Cancer

Chefs across the country donate their time, passion, talents and amazing food creations for one cause: finding a cure for childhood cancer. Since 2006, our culinary events have raised millions of dollars for research. Much like Alex and her lemonade stand, these culinary events have grown in a grassroots way, with chefs and restaurateurs inspired to do more each year. Today, there are four unique culinary events benefitting ALSF. Find out more about our celebrity chef supporters that help make these events successful.

Collage of ALSF culinary events


The Great Chefs Event

The Great Chefs Event Philadelphia

The Great Chefs Event is held each June at the Urban Outfitters headquarters at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. We partner with Marc Vetri, Jeff Benjamin & the Vetri Community Partnership and invite chefs to donate their time and talents for an evening of eating, drinking and fundraising. Our 2017 event welcomed over 1,000 guests and raised over $500,000 to support both charities. 

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L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade

L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade is a decadent cookout, held each fall in Los Angeles, featuring over 100 chefs, mixologists and vintners. This event brings together chefs, celebrities and food lovers in a unique outdoor, dine around, family-friendly setting. Over 2,000 people attended this year's event and raised over $1.3 million for childhood cancer research.  

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Lemon: NYC

Lemon: NYC is held each year in New York City and features chefs with diverse expertise from across the country. Guests enjoy an evening of mixing and mingling in an intimate setting in the Chelsea neighborhood while tasting signature dishes prepared by 30 superstar chefs and mixologists. In 2017, Lemon: NYC welcomed over 650 guests and raised nearly $350,000 for ALSF.  

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Lemon: Chicago

Lemon: Chicago is hosted by local chefs Paul Kahan and Tony Mantuano and restaurateur Donnie Madia. This event takes place in August and features renowned chefs from all over the country preparing and serving signature dishes to guests. With a new dine-around format, our 2017 Lemon: Chicago event welcomed more than 700 guests and raised over $315,000 to support the fight against childhood cancer.

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Interested in attending or sponsoring one of our other Foundation events? Click here to see a full list of all of our special events.