Group helps to get meals to cancer patients in need

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CHICAGO -- For most people, cancer is going to be the toughest thing they face in their life. Besides the disease itself, it can turn daily life tasks into a real struggle.

Courtney White has found a way for all of us to help with that.

Courtney was in high school doing normal teen stuff when her father was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer - and it was advancing rapidly..

“Our family was taking care of him and during that time we had family and friends bringing us meals every single night for two months straight.”

Fast-forward to 2013. With the memory of those meals stuck in her head, Courtney launched Culinary Care, a nonprofit designed to deliver comforting family meals to cancer patients and their loved ones as they move through treatment.

In the last two years, Courtney and her 100-plus regular volunteers have delivered meals to around 2000 area patients. Full, family meals are picked up from partnering restaurants and taken to patients at area hospitals toward the end of a treatment day, many of which can be long, exhausting, and emotional.

 

More info at: http://culinarycare.org/

 

 

Culinary Care's Inaugural Corporate Cook-Off

October 17th 6PM

Kendall College

900 N. North Branch Street, Chicago, IL 60642

http://culinarycare.org/cookoff/

 

 

 

 

 

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