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Award-Winning Healthy Eating Author Aslihan Sabanci and Celebrities Attend Endometriosis Foundation of America’s (EFA) Fourth Annual Blossom Ball

International celebrities joined forces on March 15th support the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) at the Fourth Annual Blossom Ball. The gala was hosted by Padma Lakshmi of Bravo TV’s Top Chef and Dr. Tamer Seckin at The New York Public Library.

In attendance was event sponsor and award-winning healthy eating author Aslihan Sabanci. Her cookbook Gluten Free Gourmet Mediterranean Cuisine was recently named “Best Health and Nutrition Book” at the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Paris, France.

Co-host Dr. Tamer Seckin, “This donation illustrates an important link between healthy eating and the fight against endometriosis. I recommend a gluten free diet to all of my patients; it has been proven to drastically reduce the symptoms of endometriosis and minimize the side effects of this debilitating condition.”

The gala was hosted by Padma Lakshmi of Bravo TV’s Top Chef and Dr. Tamer Seckin. Celebrity guests included Aslihan Sabanci, Chelsea Handler, Susan Sarandon and Tyra Banks.

Aslihan Sabanci has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas University and a joint MBA from Cornell University, USA and the Università Bocconi, Italy. She holds Master certificates in the Essentials of Hospitality, Foodservice Management and a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University, New York. Aslihan was crowned Miss Turkey and the ‘European Queen of Beauty’ in 1991. She also won the award for ‘Best Health and Nutrition Book’ at the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. She currently lives in Istanbul with her husband and three children.

The Endometriosis Foundation of America is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on fighting against the devastating effects of a painful disease affecting 176 million women and adolescent girls around the globe. Through increased awareness, education, research, and legislative advocacy, the EFA is committed to improving lives through early detection and treatment.

Pictures from The Endometriosis Foundation of America Blossom Ball 2012

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