Chef Ryan is looking for support and donations for his Culinary Wellness Initiative as he takes part in the Ironman in Cozumel, Mexico on November 29th. He will be competing to honor the people who have been touched by cancer, and to bring hope to those currently facing the disease. Chef Ryan kicked off this initiative with a keynote speech at “Cancer Survivors Day” on November 1st at Rush University Medical Center.
There, he shared the stage with local celebrity advocates and cancer survivors Jonny Imerman of “Imerman Angels” and Roz Varon of ABC 7. Chef Ryan’s speech touched on the state of the American diet and the impact “convenience” has had on wellness. Several hundred were in attendance, including Chef Ryan’s mom, a stage-4 ovarian cancer survivor.