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Eat to the Beat 2008 - Devour Delicious Delicacies for a Worthwhile Cause

Eat to the Beat 2008 TORONTO, ON (August 25, 2008) – Whether you are sampling delicious gourmet food, sipping local wines or rubbing shoulders with over 60 fabulous female chefs, Eat to the Beat is a mouth-watering way to kick-off breast cancer awareness month. Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada’s 13th annual signature fundraising event will take place on Tuesday, September 23 at Roy Thomson Hall with doors opening at 7:00pm.

Guests are enticed by an incredible array of sweet and savoury treats created by the talented chefs, while sipping beverages from some of Canada’s finest wineries and breweries. To round out the evening, Eat to the Beat has live music, an exciting raffle, a seductive silent auction and a collection of food-inspired corsets celebrating women, food and life. A terrific addition to this year’s event is ‘Wine, Dine & Design,’ an auction of designer table settings where the highest bidder wins not only the décor, but also a meal prepared in their own home by of one of our talented Eat to the Beat chefs.

This year’s event, supported in part by Platinum Title Sponsor AstraZeneca, will feature celebrated chefs including: Anna Olson, host of The Food Network’s Sugar and Fresh with Anna Olson; Fionna Lim of George; Winlai Wong of Spice Route Asian Bistro & Bar; Anne Yarymowich of Art Gallery of Ontario; Dufflet Rosenberg of Dufflet Pastries; and Jennifer Nickle of Cavalli in Montreal.

“There are many fundraising events I’ve participated in over the years but I can honestly say Eat to the Beat tops them all, which is why I have returned for eight straight years,” says Olson, the Chef Spokesperson again this year. “Eat to the Beat is a true celebration of women and I am thrilled to be able to support Willow and its endeavours to support those affected by breast cancer.”

With 90 per cent of the proceeds going directly to Willow's programs supporting those affected by breast cancer, Eat to the Beat is a grand event for a wonderful cause.

Eat to the Beat tickets are now on sale for $150. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit or call 416.778.6314.

About Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada
Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada, founded in 1994, encourages, educates and empowers all Canadians affected by breast cancer. Willow encourages by providing the opportunity to speak with someone who has personally experienced breast cancer. Willow educates by sharing current and relevant information collected by our Health Librarian. As a result, Willow empowers those affected by breast cancer to make the best decisions about their treatment and navigate the complex health care system. All Willow’s programs and services are confidential, free of charge and accessible to individuals across Canada. For more information visit or call 1.888.778.3100.

Media Contact:
Kendra Michael
Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada, 416.778.6314 ext. 235