Colon Cancer Awareness Day Chili Festival 2013

March 10, 2013

Over 500 people came out to the 2nd Annual “Challenge Your Colon” Chili Festival:  Celebrating the Local Culinary Flavors of the Hudson Valley.  This family-friendly event featured 21 restaurants serving up their prize chili recipes, plus over 50 other vendors showcasing other specialties such as cheeses, salsa, cornbread and desserts.  Arlington Wine and Liquor served tasting portions of delicious wines and Dutchess Beer Distributors and Hyde Park Brewery showcased fabulous tastings of beers.  Event also featured Bob Stump and the Blue Mountain Band, dancing, “pasta tastings”, and games and activities for children.  Joe Daily from 92.1 Lite FM was our MC of the event and award ceremony.  Thank you to Geeta Gorwara for speaking on her experiences with Colon Cancer, from diagnosis to recovery.

Funds raised at the event will help provide colon cancer related services to patients in the the Hudson Valley.  Visit the “Care” Fund on our website to see one of the many ways that Premier Cares Foundation events help patients in our community.

We sincerely thank everyone who helped make the event a success!  A big thank you to all our vendors, sponsors, chili judges and supporters of Premier Cares Foundation!

Pictures by Wendy Sbrollini from KEE Photography.  Additional photos were contributed by guests of the event.