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'Chopped' star to lead local walk

A Food Network star with a queer eye is coming to Dayton to help the fight against AIDS and HIV.

Columbus native Ted Allen, host of the popular Food Network competition show Chopped, will be the honorary chair of AIDS Resource Center Ohio's AIDS Walk Ohio.

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The walk will be Saturday, April 18 in Columbus and Toledo and Sunday, April 19 in Dayton. Allen will kick off the walk here in Dayton.

Registration for the Dayton walk starts at 10 a.m. at University of Dayton River Campus, 1700 S. Patterson Blvd.

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Participants who raise $1,000 or more will be invited to a special April 19 brunch with Allen, said Katie Houser, database coordinator for ARC Ohio in Dayton.

Allen, a cookbook author and food writer, was the food and wine connoisseur on Bravo's Queer Eye.

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Dayton's goal is 500 participants and $115,000 in funds for HIV/AIDS services.

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