The Farm to Table Dinner: Celebrating PA's local food while raising funds to fight cancer

Written by  American Cancer Society
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One day out of the entire year is your day. On this day, you can get away with (almost) anything. Everyone is super nice to you on this day because it is your birthday. However that perfect present or the cake may mean more to some than others, especially the people who are fighting to get to that next birthday. For these people, birthdays are doubly special because of the long hard journey that they have encountered during their cancer battle.


The American Cancer Society (ACS) has made it their mission to make sure there are more birthdays in the world and prides themselves on fighting for every birthday threatened by cancer. The ACS South Central Region would like to celebrate, and you are invited! On August 19, join other friends of the ACS for an evening of fun, food and fellowship all to raise funds so we can have a world with more birthdays – and more parties!


This party, the ACS Farm to Table Dinner, will consist of the highest quality, locally grown produce and ingredients courtesy of Pennsylvania farmers and food artisans. Between the three course dinner by Jason Viscount of Bricco, local beer and wine provided by Troegs Brewing and Waltz Vineyards, and the beautiful and intimate atmosphere of Strites’ Orchard, guests are in for a one-of-a kind birthday party experience.


“Our Farm to Table Dinner is a unique experience for attendees to celebrate the local food movement, interacting with local farmers and food producers while raising funds to fight cancer,” said Marsha Jackson of the ACS South Central Region. “Local farmers are encouraged to share their passion for their work and the food they produce with the community and strive for a cancer-free world.”

This is the second annual Farm to Table Dinner. Last year’s event raised funds for the renovations of the Hope Lodge, a temporary place for cancer patients and their caregivers to stay free of charge and free from any stress while they are receiving treatment. This year, the goal is to fundraise $50,000 and all proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society. Individual tickets can be purchased for $150 a person and includes access to the dinner, drinks, dessert and interactions with the chef and farmers.

For more information about the event, visit the website at If you would like to learn more about the American Cancer Society and the Hope Lodge visit

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Click here to watch the 2012 Preview video to get a sneak peek of the event!


About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community.

We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight.

As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.8 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year.

To learn more about us or to get help, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit


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