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A Second Helping of Life Brings Woman Celebrity Chefs Together to Raise Money for Ovarian and Breast Cancer

A Second Helping of Life Brings Woman Celebrity Chefs Together to Raise Money for Ovarian and Breast Cancer

The 15th Anniversary of A Second Helping of Life, the annual tasting benefit where famous female chefs serve their signature tastes in support of women facing ovarian and breast cancers, will be held on Monday, September 17th, at Chelsea Piers. This year’s event will feature Barbara Sibley from La Palapa Cocina Mexicana as the executive chef of 30 of New York City’s finest and Tamsen Fadal, Emmy awardwinning anchor for WPIX 11 and dedicated breast cancer advocate, will host

Also in attendance will be Jane E. Brody, best-selling author and personal health columnist for The New York Times, who will be honored for her contribution in leading the discourse around breast and ovarian cancers. Since joining the paper in 1965 as full-time specialist in medicine and biology, Brody has earned the title of “High Priestess of Health” from Time magazine as well as numerous awards for journalistic excellence.

For more than four decades, SHARE has provided dedicated and experienced support for women affected by ovarian and breast cancers as well as their families. They’ve operated survivor-led helplines and supports groups, offered support services in English and Spanish, and provided free education from top cancer experts. In the last year alone, they have reached 150,000 people with their programs across the country, including those in underserved communities, to create better health care, an improved quality of life, and a cure for these diseases.

“Cancer does not discriminate. Women of all ages and backgrounds have been diagnosed with breast and ovarian cancers,” said SHARE Executive Director Jackie Reinhard. A Second Helping of Life brings women together with the power of the SHARE community and generates funds to improve the lives of women with breast and ovarian cancer nationwide.”

A Second Helping of Life further upholds its mission of women supporting women by pairing each chef with top women in the world of theatre, radio, television and journalism as their sous chef. The walk-around tasting will highlight a diverse range of cuisines from the top toques such as Barbara Sibley’s Braised Brisket Barbacoa Tacos, Rebecca Charles’ infamous Lobster Rolls, Angie Mar’s delicious Truffle Burgers, Amanda Cohen’s Shanghai Shoots, Roxanne Spruance Pork Belly, Sara Jenkins Porchetta Sandwich and Alex Guarnaschelli, Heirloom Tomato Lasagna.


Barbara Sibley, La Palapa Cocina Mexicana

Lynn Bound, 54 Below

Adreanne Cheatam, Harlem Pop-Up Series*

Rebecca Charles, Pearl Oyster Bar

Amanda Cohen, Dirt Candy

Alex Guarnaschelli, Butter

Abigail Hitchcock, Camaje

Patti Jackson, Delaware & Hudson

Sara Jenkins, Porsena

Abigail Kirsch, AK Catering


Fany Gerson, Dough & La Newyorkina*Colleen Grapes

Abby Swain, Temple CourtJesssica Weiss, Maialino

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Letty Cottin Pogrebin, founding editor Ms. Magazine

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Angie Mar, The Beatrice Inn

Sawako Okochi, Shalom Japan

Amy Scherber, Amy’s Breads

Roxanne Spruance, Kingsleypage2image3689152

Ivy Stark, El Toro Bianco

Simone Tong, Little Tong*page2image3689568

Melba Wilson, Melba’spage2image3689984

Isabel Cross, Agern *

Sarabeth Levine, Sarabeth’spage2image3690400page2image3690608

Diane Forley, Flourish Bakery

Deborah Racicot, Narcissapage2image3691024

WOMEN CELEBRITY SOUS CHEFS (Personalities from media, entertainment, television, publishing)

Becky Ann Baker, Actress

Brenda Blackmon, Emmy Award-winning journalist

Sara Moulton, television personality

Karen Page

Lourdes Castro, NYU Professor and author

Kathleen Chalfront, Obie Award-winning actress

Melissa Clark, The New York Times*

Tandy Cronyn, Actress

Megan Fairchild, NYC Ballet dancer

Jessica Hecht, Tony-nominated actress

Magee Hickey, WPIX News Reporter

Ellie Krieger, Food Network Host

Lisa Ann-Marchesi, CE Bella D’Olivia, Masterchef

*Denotes first year

Ali LaRaia, The Sosta*

Joanna Preuss

Carol Anne Riddell, reporter host of CUNY-TV

Amy Robach, co-anchor ABC-TV 20/20*

Daphne Rubin-Vega, Actress

To date, “A Second Helping of Life” has raised more than $7 million for SHARE. Individual tickets to the benefit are

Valerie Smaldone, media personality

Joyce Wadler, writer, humorist The New York Times

Kirsten Wyatt, Broadway and screen actresspage2image3696224

$350.00 each. To purchase tickets for A Second Helping of Life please visit Follow us

@sharecancersupport #2ndHelpingSHARE.

SHARE is a nationwide nonprofit that improves the lives of women affected by breast and ovarian cancers through experienced peer support, accessible education, and innovative outreach, always for free. It meets women wherever they are, especially in medically underserved communities, with the insight of women who have been there too, creating a nationwide network where women are empowered and feel less alone. Its free services include support groups, educational tools, expert-led webinairs and presentations, a national helpline, online communities and survivor-patient navigation. All event proceeds benefit SHARE. For more information call: 212-937-5573 212-937- 5584 or visit


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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