FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 10, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA — This Saturday, Macchu Pisco teams up with DC Peruvian restaurant Noche Peruana to host celebrity chef Guillermo Gonzales-Arica to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Chef Gonzales-Arica will be assisted by local celebrity and Foundation board member Dr. Elmer Huerta and renowned Peruvian artist Miki Fernández. During the evening, diners will be encouraged to support the Foundation through donation envelopes. The event is sponsored by the Embassy of Peru, The Counsel General of Peru, The Peruvian Mission at OAS and Mio Restaurant.
“We are honored to have Mio Restaurant and Dr. Huerta help celebrate and help out the Foundation,” explains Linda Chastain, Director of Special Events for the Foundation.
The $40 prix fixed dinner does not include a donation to the Foundation, but diners can make donations throughout the evening. The Foundation’s popular Guide to Preventable Cancers in English and Spanish will be available to guests. To make reservations for the event, please call (202) 955-0075.
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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation was founded in 1985. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers.
Since its inception the Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 500 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.