SECU Family House brings back Men Who Cook fundraiser

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SECU Family House brings back Men Who Cook fundraiser



TO LISTEN. CHRISTINE: ABSOLUTELY. AUDREY: BRIAN, QUESTION FOR YOU, DO YOU COOK? BRIAN: I do. I COOK MOST OF OUR DINNERS. AUDREY: REALLY? BRIAN: YES. I COOK ALL KINDS OF THINGS. AUDREY: DO YOU ENJOY IT? BRIAN: MOSTLY. I’M NOT VERY FANTASTIC WITH THIS. [LAUGHTER] MY PRESENTATION IS NOT THE BEST BUT THE FOOD TASTES GOOD. AUDREY: THAT’S WHAT MATTERS. YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN A LOCAL FUNDRAISER. THE SECU FAMILY HOUSE FINDS ITS MEN WHO COOK FUNDRAISING FOR ITS SEVENTH YEAR. THIS IS A CONTEST THAT FEATURES LOCAL MALE LEADERS WHO ARE ALSO AMATEUR CHEFS. AND EVERYTHING IS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE FAMILY HOME. I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME KATHY CARR NOW. SHE IS THE GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE SECU FAMILY HOUSE. HELLO. THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US. >> HELLO. THANK YOU FOR HOSTING ME. AUDREY: YOU ARE WELCOME. WHAT SHOULD THE FAMILY DO FOR THOSE WHO ARE UNFAMILIAR? >> IF YOU’VE NEVER NEEDED TO TRAVEL FAR, YOU MAY NOT UNDERSTAND. BUT BECAUSE WE HAVE TWO MAJOR MEDICAL CENTERS IN WINSTON-SALEM, WE HAVE A LOT OF FAMILIES WHO NEED TO BE IN WINSTON WHILE THEY ARE PATIENTS. THEY LIVE TWO COUNTIES FROM US AND THEY NEED A PLACE TO STAY. WE ARE A 45-ROOM FACILITY THAT PROVIDES AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION AND SUPPORTIVE CARE. AUDREY: GORGEOUS. THIS IS THE FIRST IN-PERSON CONTEST SINCE 2019. HOW DOES IT HAPPEN? >> THANK YOU. WE ARE VERY EXCITED, A LITTLE ANXIOUS. WE’RE IN THREE WEEKS, IT’S AUGUST 20. THIS IS OUR ONE AND ONLY FUNDRAISER SINCE 2016, I THINK IT WAS THE FIRST. WE HAD TO MAKE CHANGES. WE USUALLY HAVE IT IN MARCH, MARCH 2021 WE HAD TO CANCEL. LAST YEAR IT WAS VIRTUAL. THIS YEAR WE HAVE SOME NEWS. WE ARE IN A NEW LOCATION AT LEGACY STAPLES AND EVENTS WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT. MAGNIFICENT LOCATION, EASY TO ACCESS, JUST IN WINSTON-SALEM. MANY PEOPLE HAVE NOT COME THERE YET, IT’S MAGNIFICENT. AND A NEW TIME OF THE YEAR. WE DO IT IN AUGUST WHICH IS DIFFERENT FOR US. OUR CHEFS ARE GETTING READY. THEY ARE VERY EXCITED. THESE ARE LOCAL MALE AMATEUR CHEFS WHO ARE COMMUNITY SUPPORTERS. THIS YEAR – WE ALWAYS HAVE WONDERFUL TEAMS FROM BOTH HOSPITAL SYSTEMS. DR. HY HAS A TEAM. WE HAVE HANES BRANDS THAT WILL BE WITH US. AUDREY: IT’S REALLY FUN. TELL US WHAT THE FUNDS COLLECTED WILL BE USED FOR. >> BECAUSE IT IS OUR ONLY FUNDRAISER 100% OF PRODUCTS COLLECTED ARE USED TO SUPPORT OUR OPERATING EXPENSES. OUR GUESTS HAVE A $40 A NIGHT FEE. WE HAVE A FAMILY ASSISTANCE FUND THAT OFFSETS THE COSTS, $15 IS AS LOW AS THIS COST. BUT RUNNING IS NEARLY $90 A NIGHT. FUNDRAISING OFFSETS THESE EXPENSES. AUDREY: FINALLY, WE WANT TO KNOW IF MALE CHEFS CAN STILL GET INVOLVED. >> WE ARE CLOSED TO LEADER TEAMS. THEY MUST ENGAGE BUT WE HAVE MANY WAYS TO GET INVOLVED. YOU CAN GO TO OUR WEBSITE AND DISCOVER THE CHEF TEAMS. THEY DO PEER FUNDRAISING FOR US. THERE ARE DEFINITELY TICKETS AVAILABLE. $100 PER PERSON AND THIS YEAR YOU CAN BUY A TABLE FOR $1,250, A TABLE FOR 10, SO YOU CAN SIT WITH PEOPLE YOU KNOW. IF YOU CAN’T ATTEND BUT WANT TO TIP ONE OF THE CHEF TEAMS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT. SEVERAL YEARS AGO, LANIE POPE HELPED ONE OF THE MEN HEADS. I HEAR BRIAN IS INTERESTED AND I’M PUTTING HIM ON THE LIST FOR NEXT YEAR. AUDREY: THANK YOU, KATHY. WE APPRECIATE THAT YOU JOIN US. MEN WHO COOK HAPPENS ON AUGUST 20 AT THE LEGACY STABLES AND EVENTS IN WINSTON-SALEM. YOU CAN FIND MORE INFORMATION

SECU Family House brings back Men Who Cook fundraiser

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