This year marked another successful “Men Who Cook” event on the Henry Ford Hospital campus.
The men of Henry Ford and other companies across metro Detroit on Wednesday dished out Detroit’s finest creations – street tacos, chili dogs, hot wings, Vernors floats, Sanders hot fudge sundaes (for purposes of the greater good, we have suspended any and all healthy eating restrictions), and so much more – to raise funds for the Tom Groth Patient Medical Needs Fund.
From 2004 – 2012, Men Who Cook has raised approximately $2.1 million for the Tom Groth Patient Medical Needs Fund, which provides health care, medication, equipment, medical supplies and social services to uninsured and underinsured patients.
All of you are aware of the increasing difficulty these patients and families face.
This fund is particularly for patients who do not have the resources for pay for basic medical needs. The Tom Groth Patient Medical Needs Fund is a vital contributor to the health and wellness of our patients, allowing us to provide:
- $5 for the purchase of one week of oral blood pressure medicine
- $75 for the purchase of a walker and safe ride home
- $100 for the purchase of one day’s worth of IV antibiotics
I am sure Tom Groth, who was a great administrator and even better person, was smiling once again at the event to support the fund that he inspired.
With “Made in Detroit” as this year’s theme, the event also celebrated the heritage of The Motor City with live music, an exhibition of a variety of cars owned by employees and Henry Ford affiliates, and an amazing live auction packed with Detroit items.
I had a great time serving as a bartender for the event.
As I have previously pointed out, my culinary talents are nonexistent, but I can fill cups with libations with the best of them
If you attended, feel free to share your favorite dishes and other highlights from this year’s event in the comments section below!
To learn more about Men Who Cook, visit Henryford.com/menwhocook.