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Signature Chefs auction for stronger, healthier babies

By March of Dimes





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Stamford, CT - On Monday, October 22 at the Italian Center of Stamford, the 7th annual Signature Chefs Auction will bring together the area’s premiere establishments for an elegant evening of signature dishes, along with live and silent auctions, all to support the March of Dimes mission to give every baby a healthy start.

Participating establishments include: Bar Q, Bar Rosso, Harlan, Mangia Philomena, Napa and Company, Rizutto’s Italian Kitchen, The Capital Grille and The Cutting Board.

The March of Dimes is also proud to honor Michael Fedele, 107th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut, as this year’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt Outstanding Corporate Citizen.

“We are proud to present Michael Fedele with this honor,” said Jonathan Shapiro, Chairman of the March of Dimes Fairfield County division board of directors. “His long-standing support of the March of Dimes, and issues affecting women and children’s health in the State of Connecticut, has truly made a difference. We thank him for his commitment and support of our mission.”

Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction help support prenatal wellness programs, research grants, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) family support programs and advocacy efforts for stronger, healthier babies.

Premature birth is the most serious infant health problem in the United States today. It affects more than half a million babies nationwide each year; 1 in 10 babies in Fairfield County. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have lifelong disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reversing this trend by funding research to find the causes of premature birth and developing strategies to prevent it. More than 4 million babies were born in the United States last year and the March of Dimes helped each and every one through 75 years of research, education, vaccines and breakthroughs.

Guests will hear first-hand the impact the March of Dimes has had on the lives of the evening’s Ambassadors, the Gaillard family of Naugatuck. In April of 2009, Greg and Beth experienced the premature birth of their daughter Brooke, who was born too small and too soon to survive. The Gaillard’s will share their story to raise awareness of this leading newborn health crisis and thank attendees for their commitment to give all babies a healthy start.

Event tickets are $175 and tables of 10 are $1,500. To purchase tickets/tables, or to make a donation in honor of Mr. Fedele, visit marchofdimes.com/ct. For more information, contact Kristin Fox at 203-692-5884. Signature Chefs Auction is proudly supported by Building and Land Technology and The Fox 95.9.




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