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Area Chefs Team Up To Fight Liver Cancer

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - Chefs from all over the area donated their services to raise funds for a good cause.

The 7th annual Flavors of Philadelphia event took place here at the Loews Hotel.   Ivory Allison, event manager with the American Liver Foundation explained it's a fundraiser to help prevent liver disease, "We have chefs from around the city prepare a three-course dinner tableside.  There are 144 people.  Each chef gets their own group of 12 people."

Allison said most people assume liver disease is only connected with excessive alcohol consumption, "We have 30 million Americans that suffer with liver disease.  There is hepatitis A, B and C, there is Biliary Atresia, which babies are born with, they need liver transplants.  There is also a huge increase of fatty liver because of an increase of children with obesity."

She says the goal is to raise at least $80,000.  All that money goes towards research and programs.

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio 1060

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