BENEFITING: March of Dimes Foundation
ORGANIZER: March of Dimes
The March of Dimes’ Signature Chefs Auction is one of Tallahassee’s premier social events highlighting our city’s culinary masters brought together for an elegant evening of wining and dining. Tantalizing creations from Tallahassee’s best restaurants will be featured, along with fine wines for the most discriminating palates, amidst a lively party atmosphere with cocktails, entertainment, and fabulous and unique auction items.
This year’s gala will take place at the Florida State University’s Turnbull Conference Center on Thursday evening, November 13, 2014. With major support from MCNA, Fidelity, Las Vegas Sands, Simply Healthcare Plans, Walmart, AmeriLife, Humana, and Cheney Brothers. I am thrilled and honored to be leading this one-of-a-kind event.
One of the major components of the event is FUND THE MISSION. Proceeds from the 2014 Signature Chefs Auction will allow March of Dimes further its mission to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Premature birth is the #1 killer of newborns in the United States, and, in Florida, ONE IN 7 babies is born prematurely. Each year, 150,000 babies are born in the United States with a birth defect- one every 3 ½ minutes. Events like the Signature Chefs Auction have helped the March of Dimes fund research that has impacted immunizations, prenatal surgery, and standard of care treatments such as surfactant therapy to overcome respiratory distress syndrome (RDS). And, FUND THE MISSION gifts are direct contributions to March of Dimes research, programs, and educational outreach. Please click on the link below if you would like to make a donation! Thanks for your support!