Chop Cancer - Supporting the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance

The Event

CHOP! Cancer 2017 was a sold out success! Thank you Greenville for your amazing support!

We are grateful to Presenting Sponsor McKinney Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep Ram and Reception Sponsor Fred Collins Foundation and all of our sponsors, chefs, CHOP! team committee members (listed below photos) and the many volunteers who made this successful year happen! 

CHOP! Champion Winners:

Top Fundraiser Champion:
Lynda Leventis Wells

Top Culinary Team Champion:


Professional Chef Mentors: Chef Teryi Youngblood Musolf and Chef Victor Singleton

Event Emcees: Mary Freeman & Teryi Y. Musolf

Judges:  Chef Francis Turck, Cliffs Communites, Chef Adam Hayes, Canyon Kitchen, Eleanor Rogers, Upstate Foodie

Team 1 - Zous Chefs:                   Team 2 - Fired Up:                         Team 3 - Fork Cancer:
Dr. Carlton Schwab (CAR)          Dr. Cedrek McFadden (CED)         Dr. Fahd Quddus (FAH)
Allison Rush Goldsmith (ALL)   Dr. Kevin Keller (KEV)                  Tiby Weinstein  (TIB)
Rosylin Weston (ROS)                Hunter Garrett  (HUN)                     Fritzi Barbour (FRI)
Phil Canale (PHI)                        Lynda Leventis-Wells (LYN)          Jim Dant (JIM)
Maggie Rawlins Douglas (MAG)    Debra Strange (DEB)                  Zane Meadors  (ZAN)
John Zimmerman (JOH               Bradley McCrary (BRA)                 Susan Christian (SUS)

Thank you our CHOP! 2017 Committee:
Co-Chairs: Rita Stone and Meredith Kinsey
Ashley Bates

Rhett Brown
Eleven Events

Helen Hagood

Polly Joyner

Mary Pat Minor

Ann Rawlins

Alita Webster

On Friday, August 25, 2017 the third annual CHOP! Cancer culinary event sponsored by McKinney Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram featured 18 local celebrities and Upstate community leaders battling away in the kitchen.  Check out some of our chefs during rehearsals! Their culinary creations – featuring cancer-fighting ingredients - were judged by professional chefs and well-known foodies.


Why we were cooking…

In support of the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance (CSPA) and the Cancer Survivors Park (CSP).  CSPA is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to changing the way we live with cancer.  Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for collaborative activities that engage, educate, empower and enhance the lives of anyone touched by cancer and to ensure the sustainability of the CSP as the central venue for carrying out that mission.  CSP is the signature project of CSPA - a 6.8-acre park along the Swamp Rabbit Trail that will blend gathering spaces and natural walkways to provide a place of renewal and healing for anyone who visits. The park will include a pavilion, specialty gardens, and sculptural and educational elements along with numerous community programs. More information is available on the Cancer Survivors Park Alliance Web site.

2017 CHOP! Photos to be added ASAP

Take a look at a few photos from last year's ultra-successful event.