Let's Raise Some Funds for Important Causes While Eating Delicious Food

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Chefs hard at work at Actions Speak Louder Than Pink 2012. Photo by Zoe Christopher via Facebook.

Breast Cancer Action is an organization that advocates for action against breast cancer (not merely awareness) and demands more transparency and accountability in breast cancer fundraising. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s a great time to have a thoughtful discussion on the topic. On Tuesday October 21st, they’ll be throwing their fourth annual ~ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN PINK: FOOD FOR THOUGHT~ event at Terra Gallery in SoMa. The four-course dinner comes from chefs like Eric Tucker from Millennium Restaurant, Sascha Weiss and Susanne Stampke from The Plant Café Organic, Jonathan Sutton and Tony Ferrari from Hillside Supper Club, and Katherine Toy from Flora. The events goes from 6pm-9pm and tickets are $125 for individuals, or $1,000 for a table of eight.

The National Kidney Foundation is hosting its Annual Authors Luncheon on Saturday October 25th at the Hilton Union Square. Authors include chef Christopher Kostow of Meadowood and non-food authors like Susan Vreeland and Kelly Corrigan, along with Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington. It is all emceed by KQED’s own Michael Krasny. The luncheon is from 10am-3pm; tickets are $135 per person, $1,300 for a table, and table sponsorships begin at $2,500. Proceeds benefit the National Kidney Foundation. 333 O’Farrell St. at Taylor, 415-543-3303 for tickets and information.