THE HEIMERDINGER FOUNDATION TO HOST FISHER & FRIENDS AT THE FARM FUNDRAISING DINNER SATURDAY, JUNE 12

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 1:00pm

The Heimerdinger Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing nutrient-rich meals and education, free of charge, for families facing cancer, is set to host Fisher & Friends at the Farm and Off the Record on Saturday, June 12, at 5:30 pm CT. The intimate evening will be held on the farm of former Tennessee Titan’s coach Jeff Fisher and offer behind the scenes stories with NFL coaching, talent, and broadcast giants, Coach Jeff Fisher, Eddie George, George Plaster and John Dwyer. The outdoor event will feature story telling, music, live and silent auctions and a four-course farm to table meal inspired by the nonprofit’s Meals 4 Health and Healing Program.
 
Individual tickets are $250 or $1800 for a table of eight and include a four-course farm to table dinner with proceeds benefiting the Meals 4 Health and Healing program of The Heimerdinger Foundation. For more information including COVID protocols and to purchase tickets and sponsorships 
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Following intimate conversation with Fisher, George, Plaster and Dwyer, the evening will conclude with live music. Performer to be announced soon. It will be a memorable night filled with both unforgettable entertainment and mouthwatering cuisine. 

Meals 4 Health and Healing, the signature program of The Heimerdinger Foundation, is a heart-centered, caring community preparing organic, immune-boosting, and anti-inflammatory meals free of charge for cancer patients undergoing cancer treatment and their caregivers. Since 2013, the nonprofit has served over 100,000 meals to hundreds of clients and their caregivers in Williamson and Davidson Counties. 

“Meals 4 Health and Healing was founded by Kathie Heimerdinger whose husband, Mike – former Tennessee Titans Offensive Coordinator – passed away from cancer,” shares foundation Executive Director Katharine Ray. “Through their experiences, Kathie and her family became acutely aware of the burden a cancer diagnosis places on the whole family. We know food is medicine and a source of comfort but between appointments and treatments, nutritious food preparation is often sidelined. Meals 4 Health and Healing helps fill that gap and allows for caregivers to focus on their loved one.”
 
Ray continues, “Jeff has always been so supportive of our mission from the very beginning and we are grateful to him for opening up his beautiful farm for this year’s fundraiser. We can’t wait to gather safely in person again!”
 
Research shows that nearly 80% of cancer patients end up malnourished as a result of cancer treatment. Consuming nourishing meals can make a vital difference to cancer patients as they fight their illness and heal from treatment. With an emphasis on serving those who are in crisis, who have little or no caregiving support, or who are financially unable to provide themselves with nutritious foods, the program elevates the recovery process for many who may be at high risk for malnutrition, which can slow down or stop treatment. 
 
In addition, with over 250 active teen and adult volunteers participating in their program each year, the organization educates those volunteers about eating a “whole food” diet to reduce inflammation and to reduce the likelihood of chronic, inflammatory conditions like cancer. By educating patients, their families, and the adult and teen volunteers who provide the giving hands and hearts behind the organization’s mission, The Heimerdinger Foundations is transforming the health and nutritional choices of countless people in middle Tennessee. 

For more information about The Heimerdinger Foundation, visit 
hfmeals.org. Follow The Heimerdinger Foundation on FacebookInstagram and Twitter. Donate to The Heimerdinger Foundation at https://hfmeals.org/donate/.   
 
About The Heimerdinger Foundation: 
The Heimerdinger Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2011, provides nutritious, organic meals and education, free of charge, for families facing cancer. Research shows that nearly 80% of people facing cancer end up malnourished as a result of treatment. Being poorly nourished worsens side effects, reduces the effectiveness of or can stop treatment, and lengthens recovery time once treatment ends. Since its inception, the organization has served over 100,000 meals to clients and their caregivers in Davidson and Williamson counties and educated hundreds of volunteer adults and teens about proper, healing nutrition for life through its Meals 4 Health and Healing organic garden, kitchen, and meal delivery program.