CUISINE FOR A CAUSE INLAND EMPIRE
Cuisine for a Cause is an original fundraising event that brings together several of the area’s top chefs and caterers to offer our guests a true taste of Inland Empire in small plates.
The event showcases the signature dishes of our culinary experts and takes you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Celebrate those who have paved the way to liver health while you unleash your inner “foodie” and experience a beautiful afternoon of dining while helping fund the research, education, and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation, a 501(c)(3) national, voluntary health organization, to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease. Join us for an afternoon that you won’t soon forget all while helping to improve the lives of the 30 million people in the United States living with liver disease.
EVENT DATE: February 23, 2020
TIME: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Life Arts Center Banquet Halls, Flamenco Ballroom
3485 University Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
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Michael L. Volk; MD, MSc, AGAF
2020 Cuisine for a Cause Chair
Dr. Volk is the Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Division Chief of Gastroenterology at Loma Linda University.
Dr. Charles Bratton
2020 Cuisine for a Cause Keynote Speaker
Dr. Bratton is a Board-certified surgeon at Loma Linda University Medical Centery.
Meet our 2020 National Flavors LIVEr Champion
Molly was born December 30, 2009; she was a healthy baby. We were thrilled our gorgeous baby girl had finally arrived. Twenty-four hours after she was born, jaundice set in and our happiness turned to fear. While jaundice is fairly normal in newborns, Molly’s jaundice was serious and life-threatening. Overnight, we were thrown from a happy euphoria into a deep despair. Over the course of the next five weeks, Molly underwent a series of blood draws, scans and diagnostic testing. As each day passed, her skin turned more yellow, she stopped gaining weight and became very agitated. No one can imagine the fear that was living inside us.
After weeks of tests, we finally received a diagnosis… Biliary Atresia.