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Chef Franklin Becker Competing to 'Make a Difference in the World'

Help Chef Franklin Becker win Bravo's Top Chef Masters 'Viewers' Choice' by voting each week on Wednesday at 10pm EST here! Don't forget, you can vote UP TO 40 TIMES!!! *Check your local listings for show times. 

Here's a blog post by Franklin explaining why he chose Autism Speaks as his charity!

When choosing which charity I would be competing for on Top Chef Masters, there was no doubt it would be Autism Speaks. Aside from the fact that I am co-chairman of the annual Autism Speaks to Wall Street Celebrity Chef Gala, I was competing for my son Sean, who was diagnosed with autism at an early age. This was something that was devastating to me and my family and was one of the reasons I wanted to go on Top Chef Masters to begin with. Being part of this season and Top Chef Masters as a whole was an incredible experience. Ultimately, by playing for Autism speaks, I hope to make a difference in the world. It is important to raise awareness and call attention to the fact that autism is a never ending battle. 

The Autism Speaks blog features opinions from people throughout the autism community. Each blog represents the point of view of the author and does not necessarily reflect Autism Speaks' beliefs or point of view.