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Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health is Codman Square Health Center’s premier fundraising event and a staple in our Dorchester community and on the Boston restaurant scene.

About

Check back for information about our 27th Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health under the gala tent in Codman Square!

Michael Curry and partygoers at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.
Partygoers at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.

Tickets and Registration

Ticket information coming soon!

Sandra Cotterell and Partygoers at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.

Tickets and Registration

Guests are welcome to participate in different ways:

GENERAL ATTENDANCE TICKET

Purchase a ticket to the in-person event. Capacity will be limited under the gala tent, so act fast.

DONATION ONLY

Make a donation. If you want to support Codman through the Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health event but can’t attend, feel free to make a donation of your choice.

Last year’s gala featured:

  • Celebrity Emcees: WCVB’s Mike Wankum and CNN’s John King
  • A special appearance from award-winning chef, author, restaurateur, and Pitmaster Andy Husbands
  • Visits from our Celebrity Chefs, including elected officials, business leaders, and local personalities
  • Musical performances from Country R&B artist Louie Bello, and The Blue Hotel.
  • Plus, photos of Codman’s Health Care in action 
Andy smiles while seasoning meat for event guests.
A band plays on stage for the Women's Health event.

Safety and COVID-19 Protocols

COVID-19 safety measures will be in place.

The gala event is held in an open-air tent in the Health Center parking lot. The tent allows the natural flow of air throughout the structure. Capacity limits will be in place.

Where Should I Park?

There are multiple locations throughout Codman Square for attendees to park for free during the gala event.

  • 585 Washington St. – Walgreens parking lot
  • 44 Moultrie St. – Second Church in Dorchester
  • 6 Euclid St. – Gravel parking lot
  • 12 Euclid St. – Gravel parking lot
  • 690 Washington St. – Codman Square branch of the Boston Public Library
Parking Map

How Your Ticket Purchase or Donation Helps

Since 1996, Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health has been raising vital funds to support women’s health programming at Codman Square Health Center. So much has changed since we launched back then, but we are proud to say that some things have stayed the same. We still have the same strong commitment to innovative and comprehensive women’s health, we still hold the event under the gala tent in front of the Health Center (except, of course, during the height of COVID-19), and Above and Beyond Catering remains our loyal (and delicious) caterer. We are Boston’s longest running on-site fundraising event and we are live and in-person in 2022!

During 2020 and 2021, COVID-19 brought so many challenges and changes to health care. Those years, we raised funds to continue to serve our community through the pandemic. This year, we have returned to our original mission of supporting women’s health programming here at Codman.

In 2021, Codman Square Health Center administered the following women’s health services:

  • 425 OB/Gyn visits
  • 1,508 Certified Nurse-Midwife visits
  • 4,566 cervical cancer screenings
  • 1,689 mammograms
  • Codman also offers nutrition and behavioral health care integrated into our Maternal and Child Health department.
  • We offer Centering Pregnancy groups, which studies show provide healthier babies and moms, enable pregnant mothers to spend more time with medical providers, and offer support and friendship during an important time in a woman’s and baby’s life.
  • Codman’s Food Pantry provides meals for local residents, many of whom are women including single moms and families.
  • We offer diabetes self-management education for one women; 16% of Black women in Boston have diabetes compared to 5% of White women; diabetes hospitalization is 4 times higher for Black females and 39% higher for Latina females compared with White females; compared with White residents, the diabetes mortality rate is 92% higher for Black residents
  • Codman physicians can “prescribe” free gym membership for women at HealthWorks Community Fitness, a female-only gym located in a Codman-owned building at 450 Washington Street
  • Codman offers family planning services including birth control options such as oral contraception, contraceptive implants, contraceptive injections, contraceptive patches, IUDs, and surgical options.
  • Codman’s Communicable Disease Prevention Program offers testing and treatment of common sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV), as well as HPV, the primary cause for cervical cancer.
  • Codman also offers WIC, lactation services, and assistance with acquiring resources such as housing, food, education, and transportation.
Partygoers at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.

Your Dollars in Action

$50

Buys 100 meals for families served by the Codman Square Food Pantry, many of whom are women, including single moms and families

$100

Covers diabetes self-management education for one woman; 16% of Black women in Boston have diabetes compared to 5% of White women; diabetes hospitalization is 4 times higher for Black females and 39% higher for Latina females compared with White females

$300

Covers routine screening mammogram; inequities in utilization of mammography contribute to Black women being more likely to die from breast cancer than White women

$500

Covers diagnostic mammograms using x-ray imaging, recommended for women found with a known lump or suspected cancer during routine screenings

$750

Enables Codman physicians to “prescribe” free gym membership for 25 women at HealthWorks Community Fitness, a female-only gym

$1,000

Covers the full three-dose administration of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, the primary cause of cervical cancer

Your donation will enable us to continue this work!

Food and Drink

 … and many more to be announced!

Food and Drink – saved logos

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BRED Gourmet
bowery
Boston Harbor Distillery
Blue Frog Bakery logo
Above and Beyond Catering logo
Fuji Logo
Fresh Food Generation
DW Brewpub logo
Daily Table
Chill on Park logo
lucys logo
Lower Mills Tavern Logo
La Morra logo
Heritage of Sherborn logo
Greenvale Vineyards
Shanti Indian Cuisine logo
Samuel Adams logo
Punch Bowl Logo
the pearl logo
Yellow Door Taqueria logo
wahlburgers logo
Villa Mexico Cafe logo
The Smoke Shop BBQ Logo
ashmont grill
El Barrio Mexican Grill
Darryl's Corner Bar
Sweet Teez Bakery
Dudley Cafe
Haley House Bakery and Cafe logo
ruths chris logo
novara logo
home.stead.logo
blarney logo
alma nove
AbbyPark
Tavolo Ristorante logo

Honorary Co-Chairs

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Governor Maura Healey

Massachusetts Treasurer
Deborah Goldberg

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu

Host Committee

Andrea C. Baez
Senior Branch Executive,
YMCA of Metro North

Katherine Bowes
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Julia Charley
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Candice D. Gartley
Executive Director,
All Dorchester Sports & Leadership

Sheree Holmes

Tasha Kitty
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Teresa Thompson Maynard
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Maureen Mucci

Michelle Nadow
President and CEO,
DotHouse Health

Desiree Otenti
Vice President, Codman Square Health Center Board

Elizabeth Pimentel
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Marva Serotkin
Treasurer, Codman Square Health Center Board

Marilyn Stout

Ardis Vaughan
Principal, Shawmut Environmental
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Karen Holmes Ward
Director of Public Affairs and Community Services, WCVB-TV

SAVED

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Honorary Co-Chairs

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Governor Maura Healey

Massachusetts Treasurer
Deborah Goldberg

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu

Host Committee

Donna Latson Gittens
Founder and CEO,
MORE Advertising

Gail Latimore
Executive Director,
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation

Ro Dooley Webster
Director of Programming & Communications,
WCVB Channel 5

Celebrity Chefs

Celebrity Chefs SAVED

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Jim Cassetta
President & CEO, WORK, Inc.

Philip J. Carver
Director of Community and City Relations, UMass Boston

James T. Brett
President and CEO, The New England Council

Jeff Bellows
Vice President Corporate Citizenship & Public Affairs,
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Louie Bello
Country R&B Artist

Frank Doyle
FJD Health Care & former Asst. Comm., DPH

Michael Curry, Esq.
President & CEO,
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

State Sen. Nick Collins
1st Suffolk District

Ross Cochran
Dorchester Liaison, City of Boston

Abdellah Chajai
CEO, Keolis Commuter Services

Rep. Russell E. Holmes
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Sixth Suffolk District

District Attorney Kevin Hayden
Suffolk County, Massachusetts

William P. Forry
Editor/Publisher, The Dorchester Reporter

Edward W. Forry
Associate Publisher, The Dorchester Reporter

Council President Ed Flynn
Boston City Council President,
City Councilor, District 2

William F. Kennedy
Partner,  Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Andy Husbands
Award-winning chef, author, and Pitmaster behind the Smoke Shop BBQ

James W. Hunt Jr., PhD
Former President & CEO, Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers

Rep. Daniel J. Hunt 
Massachusetts House of Representatives, Thirteenth Suffolk District

Jim Hooley 
Chief, Boston EMS

Chancellor Marcelo Suárez-Orozco
UMass Boston

Steven Smith, DPT, OCS, Cert. VRS
APTA Delegate – MA Chapter
Managing Partner, Delta Physical Therapy, LLC

Dr. Thanasis Panorgias
New England College of Optometry

John Linehan
President and CEO,
Zoo New England/Stone Zoo/Franklin Park Zoo

John King
CNN

State. Rep. Christopher Worrell
5th Suffolk District

Councilor Brian Worrell
Boston City Councilor, District 4

Mike Wankum
WCVB

Paul Wahlberg
Chef, Restaurateur, TV Personality

Bill Walczak
Founder and former CEO,
Codman Square Health Center

John Alvarez
Global Partners, LP

Gov. Charlie Baker
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Councilor Frank Baker
Boston City Councilor, District 3

Thabiti Brown
Head of School, Codman Academy Charter Public School

Michael Caljouw
Vice President, Governmental Mandate Implementation, Contracts and Government/Regulatory Affairs, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Jack Connelly, Esq., CPP
President, Longwood Security

Michael A. Cox
Commissioner, Boston Police Department

William B. Evans
Chief of Police, Boston College
(Former Commissioner, Boston Police Department)

José F. Massó
Chief of Human Services, City of Boston

Stan A. McLaren
President, Carney Hospital

Quincey Roberts
Executive Director,
City of Boston’s Office of LGBTQ+ Advancement

Bobby White
RF White Association

Event volunteer serves a guest food while smiling.
Partygoers at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.
Mike Wankum speaks on stage at the Women's Health event.

Sponsors

WCVB News Station Logo

Media Sponsor

Executive Chef

Boston Medical Center Health System

Gregory 1100 Development, LLC
Andrea Hadaya & Louis Hadaya, Managing Agents

Sommelier

Sous Chef

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

Chef de Partie

Saucier

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center logo

Pastry Chef

ADSL
The Boston Home
Codman Academy logo
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Logo
Manet community health center logo
Work Inc logo
YMCA

Friend

Sponsors – saved logos

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Tufts Medical Center logo
Sapers & Wallack logo
Hilb Group Logo
Dowling & O’Neil Insurance Agency logo
The Kraft Group logo
Eastern Bank Logo
CPa Medical Billing
Citizens Bank logo
UMass Boston logo
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers logo
MassPort logo
Longwood Security Logo
Liberty Mutual logo
HealthWorks logo

Jan Haylett, Esq.
and John Jones, Esq.

DotHouse Health Logo
Bank of America Logo

Ardis Vaughan
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Senior Whole Health logo
Next Step Health Care Logo
Keolis logo
HRW logo
CSNDC logo
BlueHub Capital
AAFCPAs logo
Delta Physical Therapy logo
Commonwealth Purchasing Group
Compete Now logo

Isaac “Ike” Colbert
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center
Furngully logo
Freeman, Mathis & Gary logo
South Boston Community Health Center logo
New England College of Optometry
Mintz Levin logo

Bill Walczak
and Meg Campbell
Founder, Codman Square Health Center

Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center

Upham’s Corner Health Center
415 Columbia Rd., Dorchester

Tufts Health Plan
a Point32Health company

Annmarie and William F. Kennedy
Partner,  Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

BushWang LLC
Architecture | Planning | Design

Christine Shortsleeve Ament, MD
and Dave Ament

Bush Wang logo
Rockland Trust Bank
BMA TenPoint
Body Stone and Soul logo
Boston Public Health Commission logo

Isaac “Ike” Colbert
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Nutter Uncommon Law logo
Smart Startup HR logo
Weymouth logo

Bobby White
RF White Association

Julia Charley
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Donato Dandreo
President & Project Manager, Compete Now

Council President Ed Flynn
Boston City Council President,
City Councilor, District 2

Carrie Gillespie

William F. Kennedy
Partner,  Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Hilb Group Logo
Dowling & O’Neil Insurance Agency logo
East Boston Savings Bank Logo
Mass General Brigham

Sandra Cotterell
CEO, Codman Square Health Center

Mass Health Council

Philip “Chip” and Christina Severin

Delta Dental logo
Boston Medical Center Logo
NE Patriots Foundation Logo
Brown Rudnick logo
City of Boston Credit Union logo
Krokidas & Bluestein LLP Logo
Senior Whole Health logo

Genae A. Johnson and James Collins, Jr.

Eliott Rousseau