Lemon: Chicago

You are here

Lemon: Chicago



A premier culinary event to fight childhood cancer. 

Lemon: Chicago, an exclusive culinary event benefiting Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), was held August 7, 2017. With over 700 guests and with the help of the 30-plus chefs serving food, we raised an amazing $315,000 to help kids with cancer. Families like the Ciamarras, who shared their daughter Anna’s brave journey, continue to have hope thanks to the contributions from this event. During the event, nearly $100,000 was raised during the live auction and over $50,000 was donated during the Fund a Cure portion in honor of Anna Ciamarra.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Northwestern Mutual and to the chefs who generously donated their time and quality cooking skills for all in attendance. Finally, thanks to our hosts Paul Kahan, Donnie Madia and Tony Mantuano.

View more of our culinary events.

New ALSF  Cookbook

Introducing ALSF’s 1st Cookbook! Featuring over 55 recipes from world-renown chefs, celebrities, supporters and stunning photography, this cookbook is now available! All proceeds goes toward our mission of fighting childhood cancer, one recipe at a time!

Available Now!

Photos from the 2017 event, below.