White House Chef Cooks Up for Cancer Research

The Cooking for a Cure wine event planned Nov. 15 at Stone Tower Winery will feature creations by Chef Patrice Olivon to benefit the Canines-N-Kids Foundation.

         Olivon, the White House chef to three presidents, French Embassy executive chef, and star of Cooking Live, will prepare a French-inspired, five-course dinner. Eight wines have been selected from Stone Tower Winery’s collection to complement each of the five courses and appetizers. The money raised will support research into cancers that kids and dogs both develop.

         “Having Ferrari of Washington, Stone Tower Winery and Chef Olivon join our cause of crushing cancer on both ends of the leash is amazing,” stated foundation founder and executive director Ulrike Szalay. “Kids and dogs get many of the same cancers and having shared research between human and vet researchers can be the key to a cure for both. This dinner will further this cause.”

         The event takes place Friday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $150 and are only available in advance at caninesnkids.org.

         Funds raised will support the Foundation’s work to promote the promising science of comparative oncology—studying and treating spontaneously developing cancer in canine patients when they get sick. The research can help doctors better understand and accelerate the development of better medicines and a cure for kids with those same cancers.  

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