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Celebrity Chefs Raise Money For Big Sister Association Of Greater Boston

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Chefs prepare a six-course meal at Radius restaurant in Boston on Sunday, June 2, 2013, to raise money for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. (Credit: Lisa Hughes/WBZ-TV)

Chefs prepare a six-course meal at Radius restaurant in Boston on Sunday, June 2, 2013, to raise money for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. (Credit: Lisa Hughes/WBZ-TV)

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BOSTON (CBS) — Some of Boston’s finest chefs cooked up a special meal Sunday night to help raise money for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston.

Chef Michael Schlow of Radius restaurant and other celebrity chefs prepared a six-course meal for the annual fund-raiser. WBZ-TV news anchor Lisa Hughes served as emcee for the event.

Big Sister supports about 2,600 girls in mentoring relationships every year.

Sunday night’s event raised enough money to get 48 girls off a waiting list to participate in the program. There are about 500 girls on the waiting list.

The Big Sister Association was founded in 1951 by three Cambridge residents. The group pairs girls (Little Sisters) with volunteers (Big Sisters) for one-on-one mentoring.

In 1952, the program was incorporated as The Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. In its first year, the group matched six girls with mentors.

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