Our signature gala, Turn Up the Heat: A Celebration of Women Chefs, celebrates the talents of renowned women chefs and supports the work of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance. Attendees enjoy a live auction and a tasting from the top women in the industry featuring nearly 50 women chefs, restaurant owners and mixologists. The gala celebrates these talented women and supports the work of the Alliance. Attendees include cancer survivors, supporters of the Alliance, corporations and leaders in business, health care and oncology.
Turn Up the Heat is an important fundraiser for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and allows us to continue our vital work on behalf of ovarian cancer survivors. Ovarian cancer is one of the most common cancers for women, and is the deadliest gynecologic cancer. This gala allows the Alliance to provide support to women who are diagnosed, educate the public about ovarian cancer and speak up for our community on Capitol Hill and throughout the country.
WHO: SHANNON MILLER
Olympic Gymnast and Ovarian Cancer Survivor
Shannon Miller is the most-decorated American Olympic gymnast and a survivor of ovarian cancer. As our special guest, she will speak about how her experience as an Olympian helped her conquer the challenges of this disease.
40+ WOMEN CHEFS, RESTAURANTEURS & MIXOLOGISTS
Our participating chefs come from every corner of the DMV. From food trucks to fine dining, they represent the wealth of women working in our region’s restaurant industry. Several chefs are themselves ovarian cancer survivors or have personal connections to this cause. Visit our gala website or contact the Alliance for the most recent list of participating chefs.