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With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’m digressing from my usual wedding-themed posts to tell you about a wonderful annual event here in Toronto. It doesn’t attract as much attention as many fundraisers and that’s a shame because it’s an outstanding event in support of an outstanding organization.

Since it’s inception 17 years ago, Eat to the Beat has raised more than $3.2 million for Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada. It’s an evening that features delicious bites from 60 of Canada’s best female chefs,  tasty libations, and mouth-watering prizes. Eat to the Beat is a mecca for Toronto foodies and is consistently rated by Biz Bash as one of Toronto’s top events.

Some of Toronto’s most lauded names participate in Eat to the Beat and this year is no exception. Confirmed chefs for ETTB 2012 include Anne Yarymowich, Dufflet Rosenberg, Tobey Nemeth, and Joan Monfaredi to name just a few.  This year’s SpokesChef is Donna Dooher of Mildred’s Temple Kitchen. In this video Donna explains the very personal reason why she participates in this event every year.

Willow Breast Cancer Support was launched about 20 years ago with a mandate to provide encouragement, education and empowerment to everyone affected by breast cancer. Many organizations are fighting to find a cure; until that day comes Willow provides support today for those dealing with breast cancer.

I’ve volunteered for ETTB many times over the years and can guarantee you will have a great time. This year I am proud to provide a prize donation for their Silent Auction. If you love outstanding food and drink, great prizes and want to help those who are dealing with breast cancer you can’t do better than to attend Eat to the Beat.

This year’s event will take place on Tuesday, October 16 at Roy Thomson Hall. Tickets are available here.

If you would like to support Eat to the Beat in other ways contact Shana Coppen at 416-778-6314, xt 229. Or email Shana at scoppen@willow.org.

Thank you.


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