Author, writer and advocate Annabelle Gurwitch teams with Chef Amar Santana on a culinary competition to raise lung cancer research funds for Lung Cancer Foundation of America

"Dinner and a Movie" host and "Top Chef" judge and contestant headline "Day at the Chef's Table" fundraising event October 2nd


What happens when you pair a person living with lung cancer with a lung cancer researcher in a cooking competition? You start with a "Top Chef" judge and former competitor to instruct and decide the winner, then sprinkle in an actress, author, and lung cancer advocate from “Dinner and a Movie” to host the event. This culinary masterpiece becomes patients #livingwithlungcancer thanks to research!

Join New York Times bestselling author, activist, and actress living with lung cancer, Annabelle Gurwitch, for a delicious and entertainment-filled cooking challenge and fundraiser. The lights of Chef Amar Santana’s beautifully designed kitchen at his acclaimed restaurant, Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, California will shine on this virtual foodie experience with the beloved contender and "Top Chef" judge.

Watch Chef Amar transfer his enthusiasm and adventurous spirit to two amateur chefs – lung cancer patient advocate Lysa Buonanno and LCFA’s Young Investigator grant award recipient, Triparna Sen – mentoring them to culinary greatness preparing one of Chef Amar’s specialty dishes.

For those who want to join the fun from home, grab your ticket and join the live stream:

  • October 2, 2021
  • Noon – 1 pm Pacific Time

Host Annabelle Gurwitch is now using her voice – and relentless sense of humor – as she navigates her stage IV lung cancer diagnosis. She's now #livingwithlungcancer and a determined advocate for increased lung cancer research funding.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America is committed to attracting the best and the brightest to dedicate their professional lives to lung cancer research. LCFA Young Investigators look for new ways to detect, diagnose, and treat lung cancer, helping people #livingwithlungcancer enjoy longer, fuller lives.






Diane Mulligan

PR Contact, M&C Communications | on behalf of Lung Cancer Foundation of America

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About Lung Cancer Foundation of America

LCFA’s mission is the improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science.

While raising funds to support lung cancer research, LCFA will raise the public’s awareness and serve as a resource for patients or anyone seeking answers, hope, and access to updated treatment information, scientific investigation, and clinical trials.

The Lung Cancer Foundation of America's Speakers Bureau is a group of survivors and those whose lives have been affected by lung cancer. Their mission is to spread awareness, information and hope in the fight against the leading cause of cancer death. Bureau speakers are available for interviews with the media.


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