Chef Matthew Titter: Man of the Year Campaign

You may be wondering what the little pieces of paper are which decorate the back of the bar at the Pressroom Restaurant. Each paper has a little red drop of blood illustrated and a person’s name. Chef Matthew Titter of The Pressroom is running for this year’s Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) “Man of the Year.” The campaign, which is nationwide, lasts for ten weeks and raises money for blood cancer research, in honor of local blood cancer survivors, the Boy and Girl of the Year.

“Every dollar counts as one vote,” Chef Titter explains. At the end of the ten-week campaign, the man or woman with the most votes wins the title. Chef Titter was nominated by Vy Banh (owner of Rice and Noodles) and Stacey Steffes (owner of Envy Studios) who both ran for woman of the year.

Planning began on March 9 of this year, and is now halfway finished. So far, Chef Titter has hosted a beer dinner at his restaurant with St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company, a family pizza-making class, and a cocktail class with Pressroom bartender and cocktail extraordinaire, Tony Moyer.

So how can you help Chef Matthew Titter earn his “Man of the Year” title for 2015? Below is a list of upcoming opportunities to donate to LLS:

Wednesday, April 22 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Mike McMonagle and Marshall Snively as guest bartenders, featuring Thistle Finch liquors.

Sunday, April 26 – 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
BIG TITTER POP-UP ART AUCTION at 32 West King Street (next to The Pressroom)
$20, $40, or $80 donation to enter
Featuring fine art, ceramics, original comic book pages, and more by local Lancaster artists.
$5 donation collaborative paint-by-number mural project.
Food and drinks provided by The Pressroom.
Taking donations

Wednesday, April 29 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tom Baldridge and Bob Krasne as guest bartenders.

Saturday, May 2 – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
KENTUCKY DERBY PARTY in the Publisher’s Room at The Pressroom
Family-friendly, contests and party games, hat contast.

The entire fundraiser runs through May 14. Thank you so much for your donations and your continued support for the victims and survivors of blood cancer.