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Childhelp hosts 11th annual virtual cookoff fundraiser

Posted 6/8/22

Childhelp Phoenix and Flagstaff's 11th annual cooking fundraiser invites local personalities and residents to raise money and awareness for children in need through their special recipes.

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Childhelp hosts 11th annual virtual cookoff fundraiser

Contestants in Childhelp's annual cooking fundraiser will garner funds to donate to the organization through the power of food.
Contestants in Childhelp's annual cooking fundraiser will garner funds to donate to the organization through the power of food.
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Childhelp Phoenix and Flagstaff's 11th annual cooking fundraiser invites local personalities and residents to raise money and awareness for children in need through their special recipes.

Hosted by the Childhelp Phoenix and Flagstaff chapters, “25 Men versus Women Who Think They Can Cook & Fundraise” began as an in-person event in 2011 starring some of Arizona’s most recognizable male personalities and has since evolved into an event that showcases the hidden culinary talents of men, women and children from all over the country.

This event includes an impressive list of athletes, celebrities and professional chefs teaming up to raise money for Childhelp, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit advocating for abused and neglected children.

The event will celebrate its 11th anniversary virtually this year with a month-long affair designed to bring food and community together to raise money and awareness for children in need.

Videos displayed on each chef’s page combine at-home cooking demos with fundraising and a lot of love for Childhelp, according to the release. Open to all individuals in the community, anyone can sign up to become a chef by registering for their own fundraising page.

“We are still seeing the effects of the pandemic in children and communities across the country, and right here in Arizona.” Childhelp co-founder, CEO and chairman Sara O’Meara stated in the release. “Calls to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline have increased in intensity, and we are seeing increasingly tragic cases of child abuse and neglect at our Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona in Phoenix."

Join local celebrities volunteering their secret recipes, time and talent for this vibrant event. Each chef will be looking to beat last year’s reigning champions Mike Butcher and Steve Keim, who have their sights set on another fundraising victory for Childhelp.

"By coming together to support our mission, these chefs are feeding hope and healing to countless children in need,” O'Meara stated.

The culinary showdown runs through June 30 and is chaired by Stacey Weber, president of the Childhelp Phoenix Chapter, and Jill Babb, president of the Childhelp Flagstaff Chapter.

This year’s sponsors include Evans Garrey PLLC, Wyndham Flagstaff Resort and Pioneer Title Agency.

To check out each chef’s progress and donate to their campaign, visit childhelp.org/25menwomen.

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