Photo by Shealah Craighead
Ris Lacoste with Fans at the 2012 "Turn Up The Heat" Gala
Ris Lacoste with Fans at the 2012 "Turn Up The Heat" Gala

Monday at the Ritz-Carlton, delight your taste buds with signature dishes, desserts, wine, and cocktails prepared by 35 of the Washington region's best-known women chefs, restaurateurs and mixologists including Ris Lacoste, Nora Pouillon, Jamie Leeds, Pie Sisters, Georgetown Cupcake. This year’s Turn Up the Heat Gala, benefitting the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, features remarks by Jack Andraka, a local high school student who has won numerous awards for his research into a paper test that could detect ovarian and pancreatic cancer. Acclaimed auctioneer Kathleen Guzman will help raise funds for women with ovarian cancer through a live auction of a vacation home, a meet-and-greet with NASCAR racer Danica Patrick, a personal tour of chef Ris Lacoste’s kitchen at Ris, and more!

Proceeds from Turn Up the Heat! support the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, a nonprofit that works to advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer. Approximately 22,000 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2013, and around 15,000 women will die from the disease this year. The Alliance is a voice for these women on Capitol Hill, and provides education and support to families affected by the disease.

What: Turn Up the Heat! A Celebration of Women Chefs

When: Monday, February 4, 2013, 6:30 pm

Where: The Ritz Carlton, 1150 22nd St NW, Washington, DC

Who: Featured speakers include Jack Andraka, winner of Intel’s Gordon E. Moore Award; Wendy Rieger, anchor of News 4 at 5 on Washington’s NBC 4; Kathleen Guzman, Managing Director of Heritage Auctions; and ovarian cancer survivor Carey Fitzmaurice.

Jamie Leeds of Hank's Oyster Bar and Lounge chats with a fan (Photo by: Shealah Craighead) Jamie Leeds of Hank's Oyster Bar and Lounge chats with a fan

Questions: To register or for more information, please visit ovariancancer.org/gala or call Amanda Davis at (202) 331-1332.

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is the foremost advocate for women with ovarian cancer in the United States. To advance the interests of women with ovarian cancer, the organization advocates at a national level for increases in research funding for the development of an early detection test, improved health care practices, and life-saving treatment protocols. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance educates health care professionals and raises public awareness of the risks and symptoms of ovarian cancer. The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) organization established in 1997.

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