Cancer ap­peal is food for thought

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A Sum­mer Gas­troFest with some of New Zealand’s finest chefs will be held on Novem­ber 7 to fundraise for gas­troin­testi­nal cancer re­search.

The Gas­tro-In­testi­nal Cancer In­sti­tute of New Zealand has teamed up with the chefs to pro­duce a five-course menu, to be held at Pon­sonby.

Four Kiwi chefs cre­ated the menu in­clud­ing Bren­ton Thorn­ton (Euro), Kirsty Cardy ( MasterChef 2010), Ju­lia Crown­shaw (Dol­lop and New Zealand’s Hottest Home Baker judge) and Jess Daniell (Jess’s Un­der­ground Kitchen) and is matched by Matua wines and Moa beer.

A char­ity auc­tion will also take place as well as give­aways, all hosted by TV per­son­al­ity Carly Flynn.

Gas­tro-in­testi­nal can­cers in­clude can­cers of the oe­soph­a­gus, stomach, liver, gall­blad­der, pan­creas and bowel. In to­tal they are the most com­mon form of cancer in New Zealand.

With nearly 4000 new cases each year, most New Zealan­ders are likely to know some­one who is af­fected.

Photo: ROSS GIBLINSTORY

Gas­tro fundraiser: Bren­ton Thorn­ton is among New Zealand’s finest chefs tak­ing part in a fundraiser for gas­tro-in­testi­nal cancer re­search.

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