Surrounded by his mom, dad and two sisters, life growing up in San Jose, California, was pretty good for 5-year-old Angelo. Things took a turn Angelo’s parents never expected when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2015. The family jumped into action, but things have not been easy. Angelo’s spleen had to be removed before he could begin chemotherapy.
On Monday, November 6, we broke all of our fundraising records, earning more than $700,000 to help families fighting cancer at this year’s Cooking Live! New York! Created by celebrity chef Ming Tsai, the fundraiser brought Worst Cooks in America’s Anne Burrell, Chopped’s Amanda Freitag and The Chew’s Carla Hall together to prepare a five-course meal live in the center of the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park ballroom.