Published: 10/04/2013

Cookin’ Men Raises Funds For The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health

Evangelical Community Hospital kicked off the local Paint the Valley Pink breast cancer awareness campaign with Cookin’ Men on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. The event brings together local celebrity men who create culinary delights for people to enjoy while raising funds to support The Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health.
The event was a huge success, breaking all past event numbers, with over 300 attendees coming out to taste the creations of this year’s 21 celebrity male chefs and raising over $22,000 for the Center which offers comprehensive breast care through screenings, diagnosis and treatment.
This year’s event presented dishes ranging from appetizers, to entrees, to desserts and was generously sponsored by Weis Markets, the Degenstein Foundation, VNA Health System and The Eye Center of Central PA.
New this year was the fan favorite contest where with a $10 donation, individuals both before and at the event could vote by text for their favorite chef. At the end of the night, the votes were tallied and the chef-team of Christopher Motto, MD, FACS and Jay Holthus, DMD with their offering of Penns Creek hickory smoked salmon with herbed goat cheese and cucumber was named as fan favorite.
All proceeds from the event support Evangelical’s Thyra M. Humphreys Center for Breast Health, located at 210 JPM Road, Lewisburg. The Center’s dedicated team of specialists provides comprehensive screenings, diagnosis and treatment for women. The care doesn’t stop there, after diagnosis the Center offers survivors support through clinics, programs, and one-on-one attention with professionals trained to understand the psychological, physical, emotional and social effects of a cancer diagnosis. For more information about the Center, call (570) 522-4200.
Evangelical Community Hospital received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2013 for the fifth consecutive year, making it one of two hospitals in Pennsylvania to be recognized for consistent, positive patient experience.
Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs approximately 1,300 people and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 130 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland and Lycoming Counties.


Fan Favorite winners for the evening were the team of Christopher Motto, MD, FACS and Jay Holthus, DMD with their offering of Penns Creek hickory smoked salmon with herbed goat cheese and cucumber. They are pictured here with their wives Angela Motto and Jennifer Motto-Holthus.

The enthusiastic and creative students of Pennsylvania Penn College of Technology were one of the most popular stations of the evening serving up every delicious dessert imaginable under the direction of instructor, Todd Keeley.

John Furia, MD, Orthopaedic Surgreon with SUN Orthopaedic Group and one of the evening’s celebrity chefs served Farinata.