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Circa 1886 Chef Dinner – August 16, 2012

June 8th, 2012 by ashleyg

Mark Your Calendars for the 2012 Circa 1886 Chef Dinner to benefit Louie’s Kids! The date has been set and the plans being laid now. More info will be shared once we know them. This dinner has limited seating so make sure to keep checking back so you are ready when the tickets go on sale!


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C-Section May Raise Child Obesity Risk

May 29th, 2012 by ashleyg

WOW! Surprising new statistics that children born by c-section are 50% more likely to be obese.

Click here to read more about it

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Big Chef Little Chef Sponsor Packet Available!

April 19th, 2012 by ashleyg

Join the fun and support a great cause as a sponsor of our 4th Annual Big Chef Little Chef Challenge! We have plenty of options for every budget and the exposure is HUGE HUGE HUGE so sign on today!
BCLCSponsorship Packet 2012

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Sponsor Packets for 2012 Events Available Here!

March 21st, 2012 by ashleyg

Big Chef Little Chef 2012 – June 14, 2012

Slim Down the South Celebrity Softball Challenge 2012 – August 4, 2012

9th Annual Yoga Marathon – October 6, 2012

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Darkness to Light Stewards of Children Training

February 7th, 2012 by ashleyg

For those of you who interact with children on a regular basis, Darkness to Light is a great resource for training on how to recognize, react and prevent child sexual abuse. The staff, volunteers and board of Louie’s Kids all are required to take the training. Click here to learn more about the organization and their resources. Darkness to Light

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Commitment to Louie’s Kids

February 1st, 2012 by ashleyg

Read about the success story of a Louie’s Kids supporter. So appreciative of the support!

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A Healthy Banana Bread Recipe!

November 22nd, 2011 by ashleyg

We all can use a few healthy recipe ideas for sharing and giving. I don’t know about you but I could eat my weight in banana bread. Now we have a healthy alternative to serve. Please enjoy!

Healthy Banana Bread
3 Large Ripe Bananas
1 cup Splenda
2 egg whites
4 tbsp applesauce
1 ½ cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
½ cup chopped walnut pieces.

Preheat oven to 325°. Lightly Grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan; set aside.
In a bowl, mash bananas; you should have 1 cup. Beat in Splenda, then egg whites and applesauce. In another bowl, stir together flour, salt, and baking soda; add to banana mixture and stir just until all flour is moistened. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.

Makes 1 Loaf.

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Join Run Buddies & Louie’s Kids at the 21st Annual 5K Reindeer Run

November 22nd, 2011 by ashleyg

Please join Run Buddies on Saturday morning, December 3rd, 2011 for the 21st Annual 5K Reindeer Run! Details on the race and registration may be found at

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Kids Yoga at the 2011 Yoga Marathon

November 6th, 2011 by ashleyg

This is precious! Young kids doing yoga always puts a smile on my face. I know it will yours too. Thank you to all of the instructors from Yoga Mama, Kids’ Yoga Journey and Yoga Benefits Kids that joined us for the kid portion of the event. If you have children, please consider enrolling them in yoga at an early age. You won’t be sorry, I assure you. Enjoy the short video here.

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A Benefit Dinner Featuring Chefs Ariane Duarte, Carla Hall and Amanda Frietag – Join Us on November 15th in Montclair, New Jersey!!

November 4th, 2011 by ashleyg

Join Bravo’s Top Chef and Today Show contributor Chef Ariane Duarte and Chefs Amanda Freitag from the Food Network show CHOPPED and Carla Hall with ABC’s new afternoon show, “The Chew”, in a benefit dinner to introduce Louie’s Kids & Run Buddies to the New Jersey and New York areas.

The evening will start at 7:00 p.m. with a champagne toast at Duarte’s restaurant, CulinAriane at 33 Walnut Street in Montclair, New Jersey. Courses will be prepared by Chefs Freitag and Duarte and with a finale by Duarte’s husband and partner, Chef Michael Duarte. Wines will be paired with each course and a live auction will be lead by Chef Carla Hall.

Of the many luxury items up for auction that evening, there will be a one-of-a-kind weekend for two in Charleston, South Carolina. Tickets were awarded by Southwest Airlines and hotel accommodations donated by The Charleston Place Hotel, an Oriental Express property for the auction. The trip also includes a carriage ride, Charleston harbor tour and dinners at 2010 and 2011 James Beard award-winning restaurants, Fig and HUSK (which recently was named Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appétit).

Tickets: $125 (Price includes Food and Wine. Tax, Gratuity and Additional Beverages additional.)

For more details and to make reservations, please call CulinAriane at (973) 744-0533.

For information on these amazing Chefs:

Chef Ariane Duarte
Chef Carla Hall
Chef Amada Freitag

To see the difference our Run Buddies program can make, please visit our Run Buddies site and watch the video on 2 brothers that benefited from having a Run Buddy. Run Buddies Video

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