Eat, Love, Survive! (a Benefit Dinner at Bocanova)

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Can our restaurant dining choices actually strengthen our ability to resist disease—and especially cancer? On Tuesday November 16th, from 6pm-9:30pm at ~BOCANOVA~ in Oakland’s Jack London Square, Rebecca Katz, nationally recognized author of the groundbreaking cookbooks One Bite at a Time and The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen, will join Bocanova executive chef Rick Hackett to answer that question with a special collaborative menu merging Bocanova’s pan-American cuisine with the nutritional wisdom of Katz’s cookbook. The cost for the Eat, Love, Survive! dinner is $90, all-inclusive (hors d’oeuvres, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, dinner, dessert, tax, and gratuity). 55 Webster St., Oakland, 510-444-1233.

Rebecca Katz will speak at the dinner, and be available to sign her latest cookbook, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen. Jan Adrian, founder of Healing Journeys, will also speak about the range of programs her organization offers to foster the transition from “surviving to thriving” for everyone whose life has been impacted by cancer. Live music will be provided by Jessie Turner and Emily Bezar, performing international classics and jazz standards. Some special surprise performers are also expected.

Proceeds from Eat, Love, Survive! will benefit the organization Healing Journeys, which provides free and low-cost services to all those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Healing Journeys produces the annual and free Cancer as a Turning Point conference, now in its 16th year, providing education, inspiration, and connection to over a thousand attendees annually. Dinner will be paired with the wines of Cleavage Creek, who donate 10% of all gross sales to breast cancer research.