We live in the Valley of Heart’s Delight, surrounding ourselves with technology, innovation, fertile soil and temperate climate, an open door to success. I’ve nurtured my own heart’s delight here as a member of the Sunbeam Foundation, an organization aimed at finding a cure for Ewing Sarcoma, a dreadful children’s cancer. For the last eight years, the foundation’s major fundraiser, “Cooks for a Cure,” has depended on the generosity of restaurants in Los Altos.
My heart also belongs to Los Altos History Museum, where I share the history of Los Altos with local elementary schools. So I was thrilled when the opportunity arose to pay it forward to the community by connecting both Sunbeam and Los Altos History Museum in a joint partnership.
The Museum’s new exhibition, “Silicon Valley Eats, A Taste for Innovation,” on display May 2 through September 8, showcases the food sources of the native Ohlones through the present day, as well as farms, produce, transportation, immigration, education, and the boom in population to a valley abundant with possibilities for growth. The exhibition also celebrates Los Altos restaurants, which is how the Museum and Sunbeam Foundation became partners in this years’ “Cooks for a Cure” event.
The fundraiser will help to celebrate local restaurants, along with informing the community of our local history through the eyes of the “Silicon Valley Eats” exhibit at the Museum.
“Cooks for a Cure” has become the Sunbeam Foundation’s signature annual fundraiser. This event is an all-volunteer effort, and we do our best to minimize expenses so all proceeds go directly to our cause. “Cooks for a Cure” allows us to offer annual grants that fund cutting-edge research at top institutions for rare and underfunded cancers that target kids. This year’s fundraiser will be held on Sunday, June 9 from 5 to 7:30pm in the courtyard of Los Altos History Museum. We encourage Museum members to attend and support two heartfelt causes at once.
Attendees can savor the Italian cuisine from our four Italian restaurants located right downtown, enjoy music as angelic voices ring from the Castilleja Chorus, and learn about the newest Ewing Sarcoma research from our stellar scientists. We’ll also offer over-the-top live auction items. Tickets are $100 for this unforgettable evening, of which $80 is tax deductible.
Contributed by Sharon Barkoff