pink-ribbon.jpgLake Placid, N.Y. - A unique retreat weekend in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains is specifically-designed for breast cancer patients and survivors, with their family and friends. Participants will enjoy a mix of education, enlightenment and delicious food created by Chef Curtiss Hemm, of Pink Ribbon Cooking, and the team at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid. Pink Ribbon Cooking was created by Chef Hemm after his experience helping his wife, Bridgette, in her fight against breast cancer. Chef Hemm designed simple meals packed with the nutrition Bridgette needed to keep her strong during her treatments. Chef Hemm now shares those recipes with others who are going through breast cancer treatment and beyond, on the Pink Ribbon Cooking website through a monthly membership. The Pink Ribbon Cooking retreat takes this effort to the next level through a three-day event October 25-27 at the beautiful Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa. Participants will be welcomed Friday evening with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception. Saturday will feature workshops on weight management and exercise when living with breast cancer as well as explorations into mindfulness and, of course, Pink Ribbon Cooking demonstrations. A three course dinner will follow. Sunday features a panel discussion on the impact of breast cancer on the individual, family, career and life. For package prices and availability ( For more information contact Chef Curtiss Hemm (; 518-335-7880) Twelve year old Alec Hemm is on a mission. It's called the "Team Mommy" project. The online effort provides free recipes, an e-book and other resources for kids whose parents have breast cancer. Alec has had a front row seat when it comes to fighting and surviving breast cancer. His mom, Bridgette, is an eight-year breast cancer survivor. Alec's Dad, Chef Curtiss Hemm, started an online resource called Pink Ribbon Cooking, featuring recipes that are easy to make, loaded with the nutrition someone fighting breast cancer needs and can tolerate. Alec is now also contributing by offering his own recipes that are kitchen safe, simple and healthy. He also is working on writing a book about dealing with a parent's cancer. The Hemms will tell you: when breast cancer comes to dinner, it is a family affair. And they want to share what they have learned with other breast cancer patients, survivors and their families.


Contact: Chef Curtiss Hemm,; 518-335-7880