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Dinner Benefit for the Foundation for Womens Cancer

St. Luke's Gynecologic Oncologists Raise $15,000 at Dinner Benefit for the Foundation for Women's Cancer

Chef Pippa's Dinner

(l-r) Mrs. Jamie Taylor; Mrs. Valeska Zighelboim;
Ms. Sharon Krinsky Foundation FOR Women's Cancer;
Chef Pippa Calland; Dr. Israel Zighelboim and
Dr. Nicholas Taylor

Allentown, PA (10/23/2013) – St. Luke's Gynecologic Oncologists Nicholas Taylor, MD and Israel Zighelboim, MD recently hosted an intimate benefit dinner to support the Foundation for Women's Cancer and its efforts to raise awareness of gynecologic cancer. The event, partially sponsored by St. Luke's University Health Network and by Maple Springs Vineyard, raised nearly $15,000.

More than 40 guests enjoyed a wonderful evening on October 19 and a delicious autumn menu featuring locally sourced produce and wild caught fish over pasta and prepared by Chef Pippa Calland.

Chef Pippa, a celebrity from central Pennsylvania, was the second winner of the Food Network's “Chopped” in its inaugural season. She is also a three-time featured chef of the James Beard House in New York and has also competed in BBC America's Chef Race: UK vs. US. Chef Calland has established the Foundation for Women's Cancer / Liza Chance Memorial Fund to support ovarian cancer research.

“We are so honored to be able to work with Chef Pippa and the Foundation for Women's Cancer to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer research. Working with women who have received gynecologic cancer diagnoses, we see first-hand the impact this disease has on women and families. The more we know about these types of cancers, the more efficiently we can treat them.” said Dr. Zighelboim.

If you are interested in supporting this great cause you can do so by contacting the Foundation for Women's Cancers at (312) 580-1165 or by e-mailing skrinsky@foundationforwomenscancer.org. For more information on the Foundation for Women's Cancer, please see www.foundationforwomenscancer.org.

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