Combining Fun with Fundraising Keep Kids Safe, Families Strong
Each year, LifeWorks NW holds a fundraiser, Portland’s Original Iron Chef, on behalf of its Children’s Relief Nurseries. At the event, this year on October 3, at Multnomah Athletic Club, some of the area’s top chefs will vie for the Iron Chef title with hearty appetizers for all guests.
“The really fun part is that the event guests are both tasters and judges in this delicious and thrilling contest,” says Mary Monnat, LifeWorks NW’s CEO.
Top chefs and their teams from Carlita’s, Craft PDX, El Gaucho, Raven and Rose, RingSide Steakhouse, The Steakhouse at 9900, Von Ebert Brewing and Waverley Country Club will donate their time, and the restaurants the food to raise awareness and funds to prevent child abuse and neglect. Every 6 minutes, somewhere in Oregon, another victim is reported.
The Children’s Relief Nurseries count on this lighthearted event to raise awareness and make a major contribution toward their annual funding.
Offering classroom‐based therapeutic care, home visits, parenting education and respite care, the Relief Nurseries are operated by nonprofit LifeWorks NW in Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties. The goal is eliminating child abuse and neglect throughout the Tri-Counties.
Tickets are on sale for $125/person or $1,150 for a table of 10. Go to www.lifeworksnw.org, or email [email protected] or call 503.645.3581 x 5742. The Multnomah Athletic Club is at 1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205.
About th Portland’s Original Iron Chef competitors:
Carlita’s Adrian Cervantes Craft PDX Bryant Kryck El Gaucho Steve Cain and Beau Carr Raven and Rose Matthew Howard RingSide Steakhouse Jonathan Gill The Steakhouse at 9900 Team 9900 Von Ebert Brewing Jackson Wyatt Waverley Country Club Nadav Bashan
About LifeWorks NW and Portland’s Original Iron Chef LifeWorks NW serves more than 26,000 people annually, providing mental health, addiction and prevention services. One arm of its services is the Children’s Relief Nurseries, which focus on parenting and early intervention as effective solutions to prevent child abuse and neglect. It is sobering to realize that every six minutes there is a report of child abuse or neglect across Oregon. Through the Portland’s Original Iron Chef event, LifeWorks NW brings awareness and raises funds needed to continue striving to ensure healthy children and families. For more information, visit lifeworksnw.org or call 503-645-3581.