CNN Host John King Becomes Celebrity Chef For Charity

Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health 2010

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Last night in Boston, host of CNN's news program "John King USA" took part in the 13th annual "Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health." This event raised donations for the Codman Square Health Center, a medical facility providing treatment for women who are unable to afford the costs of health care. The money raised will also go towards fighting breast cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and HIV/AIDS.

King partnered with local celebrity chef Chris Douglass, known for his successful first restaurant, Icarus, which helped bring gourmet cuisine to Boston's South End. King said that Douglass' second venture, the Ashmont Grill, is close to where he grew up and brought fond, nostalgic memories to mind. "I always love to come home to Boston," he said during Wednesday night's interview, "but today is an extra special trip and treat. As someone who loves to cook, it's hard to pass up this chance."

He also appreciated the chance to give back to the CSHC, a place he remembered well from his childhood. "The center is about a mile from my childhood home, and I remember going to a dental clinic there years ago." He also admitted, "The event organizers don't know that, but it's one of the reasons I was honored to be asked."

Also joining King as a "celebrity chef" were Mayor Thomas Menino, Senator Scott Brown, Congressman Michael E. Capuano, and former Governor Michael Dukakis.

Source: CNN John King USA

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