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The only free cooking resource for people affected by cancer.

Thank you to all of those who donated to Cook For Your Life this year!

If you haven’t made a contribution yet, make your tax-deductible gift to Cook for Your LIFE.

Food and good nutrition are the #1 concerns of the cancer community, yet dedicated, evidence based, practical information can be hard to come by.

The Cook for Your LIFE cooking and recipe website exists to provide it free of charge.

Every penny you give us goes towards creating the cancer-fighting recipes, the teaching and recipe videos, the cooking tips and the special menus that help both patients and caregivers get through treatment and stay healthy in survivorship. In addition we offer nutritionist verified, evidence based food, diet and cancer information on our website’s blog, all free of charge.


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Receive These Gifts with Your Donation:

$100 – Receive a CFYL apron (pictured above).

$250 – Receive a CFYL apron and a Cook for Your LIFE Baggu bag.

$500 – Receive a copy of our James Beard Award nominated cookbook”Cook For Your Life” signed by Author and Founder of CFYL, Ann Ogden Gaffney, plus a CFYL apron, and Cook for Your LIFE Baggu bag.

People are Talking

"Sharing the night and the experience with other people touched by cancer makes me feel like I'm not alone. Looking forward to seeing you all again."

Lucy H

Hope Lodge NYC

"The [CFYL] book is by far the best of the many cancer cookbooks I own! The ability to choose recipes according to the readers needs at that time is invaluable! I never knew that eating in a healthy, nourishing way could be so delicious and simple! I have recently made the shift from Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor. I am convinced it’s due to the combination of learning the right way to eat during and after treatment as well as having great doctors. I have been fortunate enough to participate in a few of Ann Gaffney’s classes at Hope Lodge NYC. This cookbook allows me to add to the cherished recipes from those classes. Thanks Ann, for all of “Ann’s Tips” throughout the book. It makes is so much fun! Highly recommended!!"

Anne P.

Cookbook review

"I use this website multiple times a day, ever since my mother came home from surgery and now as we begin her chemo regimen. I truly believe your nutritious and delicious recipes helped to make my mom feel better as she was recovering from surgery and gave her the nutrients she needed to speed the process along. I am also no cook at all and thanks to you folks, I am learning at a fast pace how to make sure my mother gets the proper nutrition. The ease of your website, (at no cost no less!) makes it even better. I can’t thank you all enough for being there for us. I want to give you all a big Internet * HUG*"


Facebook Friend, Caregiver

"Cook For Your Life was a safe haven of information and delicious recipes for me and my family following my diagnosis of leukemia at age 22. There are many things that lie outside of your control when you're diagnosed with cancer, but Cook For Your Life taught me how to take charge of my health in the kitchen."

Suleika Jaouad

New York Times columnist of “Life Interrupted”

"Breakfast is the hardest meal to do. Although physically I am awake, mentally I am still asleep. I am recovering from MALT Lymphoma, it's a relapse. Now, I look forward to doing breakfast!"


Site Visitor

"Cook for Your Life and Ann Ogden's work inspire me. She teaches a greatly needed skill for patients and families affected by cancer - how to nourish and heal the body with food."

Dr. Drew Ramsey

Author of Fifty Shades of Kale

"I'm on chemo, and have been searching for good easy future plans because I'm not really a cook. What a blessing this will be!"

Charlotte H.

Site Visitor

"Everyone and I mean everyone needs a copy of this book. The thoughtfulness of the recipes not to mention the beautiful writing by Ann Ogden Gaffney is beyond valuable. Most of us have friends and family that, during and after health related issues, need the tender recovery that this book plays a part in."

Janet W.

Cookbook review

A Message From Ann

About Cook For Your Life

At Cook For Your Life we teach healthy cooking to people touched by cancer.
We turn both clinical nutrition regimens and accredited, evidence based national guidelines for cancer risk reduction into easy, tasty recipes designed to help both patients and their caregivers get through the difficulties of cancer treatment, and to promote healthy survivorship.

Your generosity will keep our services free of charge to all.

It will come back to you in the form of new recipes, videos and the updated information and news that we put together especially tailored for those affected by cancer.

Every dollar counts.

Cook for Your LIFE inc. is a qualified 509(a)(2) tax-exempt oganization.

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