This summer, Kapnos’s own Mike Isabella is joining with the American Cancer Society and 15 other Washington, D.C. chefs and mixologists for the inaugural Fit for Hope weight loss challenge. This 12-week challenge, running from June 24 – September 24, will have Mike Isabella working with local trainer Jason Yoo to achieve the end goal of losing the largest percentage of body weight. Announcement of the winner will occur at the culmination event, Taste of Hope, held September 24 at the Carnegie Library. Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s annual signature culinary, wine and spirits event.It will be the 100th birthday of Taste of Hope, and the first time the event is held in in Washington D.C. “Fit for Hope will be an incredible challenge,” said Isabella, who is co-hosting Taste of Hope with the American Cancer Society , “but if anyone is up for the challenge and the competition, it’s my friends in the restaurant industry.”
Each chef must raise a minimum of $2,500, with all proceeds going toward the goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem. To support Mike Isabella’s Fit For Hope challenge and make a donation to the American Cancer Society, or to buy tickets to the Taste of Hope event, please visit Mike’s Donation Page.