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Miami Chefs Host Fundraising Events for Fit to Fight Challenge

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While we're getting fatter taking advantage of Miami Spice, the chefs behind those meals are slimming down for a good cause. As part of the Fit to Fight challenge, 12 local toques have committed to lose weight while raising funds to benefit Live to Fight, a nonprofit that supports individuals with life-threatening illnesses. After their last weigh-in August 4, some are already down almost 20 pounds!

In addition to competing to drop the most weight, each chef is tasked with raising a minimum of $1,500. Many are hosting events and touting restaurant specials to help meet their goals and promote healthful living.

See also: Fit to Fight: Miami Chefs Compete in Weight Loss Challenge for Charity

You're So Fly Charity Ride With Brunch at Tongue & Cheek

Who: Chefs Jamie DeRosa and Todd Erickson

What: Flywheel charity ride that concludes with a healthful brunch hosted by the two chefs

Where: Flywheel and then Tongue & Cheek

When: Sunday, August 24, at 12:45 p.m.

Cost: $50 excluding gratuity, payable in advance through DeRosa's fittofight.org PayPal page or onsite the day of Flywheel.

Bike & Brunch at Edge Steak & Bar

Who: Chef Aaron Brooks

What: Ten-mile bike ride led by personal trainer and wellness coach Rachel Scherdin; following that, freshen up at Sports Club LA and head to Edge for Sunday brunch

Where: Edge Steak & Bar and the surrounding bike zone

When: Sunday, August 24, at 9 a.m.

Cost: $89 plus tax and gratuity, limit of 25 participants, so reserve your spot through eventbrite.com.

Healthy Cooking at Edge Steak & Bar

Who: Chef Aaron Brooks

What: A class about adopting healthy cooking habits at home to make delicious meals using fresh ingredients

When: Saturday, September 13, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Cost: $125 plus tax and gratuity, limit of 25 participants, so reserve your spot through eventbrite.com.

Seasonal Specials

Chef Timon Balloo of Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is featuring a $10 peach and kale salad special throughout August, with $1 of each benefiting Live to Fight.

For more information, visit fittofight.org.

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