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Thanks to all who took part in our 25th Anniversary Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health gala. Thank you to our sponsors, restaurants, musical performers, celebrity chefs, emcees, event planners, and, of course, all who attended or made donations. We’ll see you in 2023 back under the Gala Tent!

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

Save the date! We hope to see you on Oct. 12, 2023 under the gala tent in Codman Square for the 26th Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health!

A group of people at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.
A group of people at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.

Tickets and Registration

Ticket information coming soon!

A group of people 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.

Our 25th Anniversary Event Featured:

Emceed by WCVB’s Mike Wankum and CNN’s John King

Visits from our Celebrity Chefs, including elected officials, business leaders, and local personalities

Musical performances from Louie Bello and The Blue Hotel

Plus, photos of Codman’s Health Care in action and photos from the last 25 years of Men of Boston Cook for Women’s Health

Louie Bello performs at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.
A group of people at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.

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.
A group of people 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

Above and Beyond Catering logo
ashmont grill
Blue Frog Bakery logo
Boston Harbor Distillery
bowery
Chill on Park logo
Daily Table
Darryl's Corner Bar
DW Brewpub logo
El Barrio Mexican Grill
Fresh Food Generation
Fuji Logo
Greenvale Vineyards
Heritage of Sherborn logo
La Morra logo
lucys logo
the pearl logo
Punch Bowl Logo
Samuel Adams logo
Shanti Indian Cuisine logo
Sweet Teez Bakery
Tavolo Ristorante logo
Villa Mexico Cafe logo

 … and many more to be announced!

Food and Drink – saved logos

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Dudley Cafe
Haley House Bakery and Cafe logo
Lower Mills Tavern Logo
Yellow Door Taqueria logo
wahlburgers logo
ruths chris logo
novara logo
home.stead.logo
blarney logo
alma nove
AbbyPark
A group of people at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.
A group of people at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.
A group of people at Men of Boston Cook for Women's Health.

Honorary Co-Chairs

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Congresswoman Katherine Clark

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley

Governor Charlie Baker and Mrs. Lauren Baker

Attorney General Maura Healey

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu

Host Committee

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

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

Donna Latson Gittens
Founder and CEO,
MORE Advertising

Sheree Holmes

Gail Latimore
Executive Director,
Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation

Maureen Mucci

Michelle Nadow
President and CEO,
DotHouse Health

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

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

Celebrity Chefs

John Alvarez
Global Partners, LP

Gov. Charlie Baker
Governor, Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Councilor Frank Baker
Boston City Councilor, District 3

Louie Bello
Country R&B Artist

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

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

Jim Casetta
President & CEO, WORK, Inc.

Abdellah Chajai
CEO, Keolis Commuter Services

Dr. Gary Chu
Vice President of Professional Affairs,
New England College of Optometry

Jack Connelly, Esq., CPP
President, Longwood Security

Michael A. Cox
Commissioner, Boston Police Department

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

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

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

Edward W. Forry
Associate Publisher, The Dorchester Reporter

William P. Forry
Editor/Publisher, The Dorchester Reporter

District Attorney Kevin Hayden
Suffolk County, Massachusetts

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

Jim Hooley 
Chief, Boston EMS

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

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

William F. Kennedy
Partner,  Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

John King
CNN

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

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

Bill Walczak
Founder and former CEO,
Codman Square Health Center

Mike Wankum
WCVB

Bobby White
RF White Association

Councilor Brian Worrell
Boston City Councilor, District 4

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

Christine Shortsleeve Ament, MD
and Dave Ament

Tufts Medical Center logo

Sous Chef

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Bush Wang logo
Dowling & O’Neil Insurance Agency logo
Hilb Group Logo
Sapers & Wallack logo

Chef de Partie

Citizens Bank logo
Eastern Bank Logo
Keolis logo
The Kraft Group logo
Liberty Mutual logo
Longwood Security Logo
Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers logo
MassPort logo
Rockland Trust Bank

Saucier

CPa Medical Billing
DotHouse Health Logo
HealthWorks logo
Next Step Health Care Logo
Senior Whole Health logo

Ardis Vaughan
Codman Square Health Center Board President

YMCA

Pastry Chef

AAFCPAs logo
BlueHub Capital
BMA TenPoint
Body Stone and Soul logo
The Boston Home
Boston Public Health Commission logo
Codman Academy logo
CSNDC logo

Isaac “Ike” Colbert
Codman Square Health Center Board Member

Delta Physical Therapy logo
East Boston Neighborhood Health Center logo
Furngully logo
Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Logo
Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center

Jan Haylett, Esq.
and John Jones, Esq.

HRW logo
Manet community health center logo
Mintz Levin logo
New England College of Optometry
Smart Startup HR logo
Sportsmen’s Tennis and Enrichment Center
South Boston Community Health Center logo
UMass Boston logo

Bill Walczak
and Meg Campbell
Founder, Codman Square Health Center

Weymouth logo

Bobby White
RF White Association

Work Inc logo

Friend

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

Sponsors – saved logos

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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