Chefs from the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, Westin Hotel in Bellevue and Qwest Field will participate in Nibbles & Noshes, a taste and learn evening for patients and families with oral, head and neck cancer. Nibbles & Noshes will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland. The event is free but space is limited. Call the Evergreen Healthline at 425-899-3000 for reservations or go to www.evergreenhospital.org.
Area chefs were challenged to create a delicious, nutritious dish that could be swallowed easily. Patients being treated for oral, head and neck cancers often struggle with dry mouth, difficulty swallowing and lost of taste because of the side effects of treatment. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 60,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with oral, head or neck cancer each year.