Chef “Red” Shannon Overmiller, beloved chef dynamo of The Majestic, along with 14 other Washington DC-based chefs and mixologists, including Eat Good Food Group’s mixologist Todd Thrasher and Restaurant Eve’s Chef Ryan Wheeler, are participating in “Fit For Hope,” a 12 week weight loss fitness challenge, to benefit the American Cancer Society.
In addition to weekly weigh-ins and group work outs, Chef Overmiller is donating a portion of proceeds from The Majestic’s Pu Pu platter ($24.99), a summer Tiki-inspired favorite featuring shrimp toast on housemade baguette, spicy chicken wings and crispy veggie spring rolls to raise money for the challenge.
But for this Southern gal, that simply was not enough – Chef Red decided to take it a step further and shave her head, taking her dedication to supporting the American Cancer Society to the next level.
“FIt for Hope is a cause extremely close to my heart,” explains Overmiller. “The workouts and weight loss are only part of why I am participating. The main reason is my parents – I lost them both to cancer when I was only a teenager. If I am willing to sacrifice my hair, then hopefully it will encourage diners when they see my cooking at the restaurant to take notice and donate to this cause. It will grow back – I’m happy to be supporting The American Cancer Society, and I’m looking forward to all the cute hats I can wear!”