Irmo, SC (Paul Kirby) – The 2nd Annual Irmo Chili Cook-Off will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 (tomorrow) at the Irmo Community Park. During the cook-off, chili aficionados will be able to taste a variety of recipes and participate in other activities too.
The cook-off is held in memory of Kenny Robison. Robison, who was a diabetic, had kidney failure that eventually ravaged his body. Any funds raised during the cook-off will go toward programs that educate the public on the process of living kidney donations. You will also be able to learn more about the process during the event if you desire.
Many are simply unaware that most can donate a kidney while living. They can donate to someone they know or anonymously. After the procedure, the donor can live out a long and healthy life after knowing they had a part in saving the life of another.
According to the National Kidney Foundations website at www.kidney.org, to donate a kidney, you must be in good physical and mental health. As a general rule, you should be 18 years or older. You must also have normal kidney function. There are some medical conditions that could prevent you from being a living donor. Check the National Kidney Foundation’s website for more information on what could prevent you from being a donor. There’s also information on how to start the process of donating if you are so inclined.
Beside tasting the chili, free blood pressure checks will be offered. Organizers say the event should be loads of fun and mighty tasty too! After the chili contest is judged, prizes will be awarded to the winning chefs.
The contest starts at noon and continues until 4:00 p.m. Saturday. The Irmo Community Park is located at 7507 Eastview Drive in Irmo, SC. For more information you can contact Mayor Barry Walker at (803) 206-2644.