By Hadas Kuznits

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Chefs from all over the area donated their services to raise funds for a good cause.

The 7th annual Flavors of Philadelphia event took place here at the Loews Hotel.   Ivory Allison, event manager with the American Liver Foundation explained it’s a fundraiser to help prevent liver disease, “We have chefs from around the city prepare a three-course dinner tableside.  There are 144 people.  Each chef gets their own group of 12 people.”

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Allison said most people assume liver disease is only connected with excessive alcohol consumption, “We have 30 million Americans that suffer with liver disease.  There is hepatitis A, B and C, there is Biliary Atresia, which babies are born with, they need liver transplants.  There is also a huge increase of fatty liver because of an increase of children with obesity.”

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She says the goal is to raise at least $80,000.  All that money goes towards research and programs.

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio 1060

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