Help Me Raise the Dough I Knead!

Sweet friends and family,

As some of you know, I have been accepted to study this summer in Beauvais, France (see here for more info).  This is a 5-week Cooking for Health program at Institut Polytechnique LaSalle-Beauvais. In addition to this workshop, I will have a one-month internship to develop innovative and educational culinary workshops for patients undergoing chemotherapy. Together with patients, their family and the medical staff, these workshops create recipes to counteract the side effects of cancer treatments and restore the patient’s “taste” for cooking and food consumption.   

The program begins May 16th, and I want to be able to acquire the best training and skills to guide my success in this field. This internship will provide me with paramount practical experience as a Food Science and Human Nutrition major with a concentration in Dietetics. As an aspiring dietitian, I know that I hold in my hands the tools to heal, prevent disease, and educate our community. I am incredibly grateful that I am being presented with the opportunity to strengthen these tools on an international scale.

As is in the nature of many internships, this opportunity is unpaid. I have limited funds remaining in my 2015-2016 financial aid package to cover the costs and I’m asking for help to cover baseline expenses including roundtrip airline program fees, meals and incidentals. Any monetary donation will be a huge help.  

The $5,000 required breaks down to:
$3,774 - Program Tuition
$1,225 - Round Trip Airfare

Thank you so much for all of your love and the support that you have already given me throughout my dynamic college journey. From near and far you have witnessed and nurtured my evolution. Healthy living is incredibly important to me, and I am inspired to help others optimize their own.

I would love the opportunity to provide healthy alternative recipes to your favorite dishes and desserts for anyone wanting to contribute financially. If this is something you’re interested in, please contact me with a few of your favorite indulgences! If you’re unable to contribute financially but would still like alternative recipes to your preferred dishes, please let me know!

Thank you so much for being a part of this opportunity of a lifetime.


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