Signature Chefs

Feeding
Motherhood

Bloom, Sara
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Signature Chefs Auction, Miami

DATE: Tuesday, November 15, 2022  |  TIME: 7 p.m.
LOCATION: RedFish Grill
ADDRESS: 9610 Old Cutler Rd, Coral Gables, FL 33156
 

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Event description

The chefs, volunteers and guests who make up our Signature Chefs Events community are coming together in new, innovative ways to suport moms and babies this year.

We are following state mandated guidelines in response to COVID-19 and will not have an in-person event this year. So, we are preparing an exciting, new Virtual Gala for your 2020 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction experience!

We need your help now more than ever. Your support funds:

  • COVID-19 interventions and support for moms and babies
  • Programs that promote health equity for moms and babies and directly combat racial disparities in maternal and child health
  • Free virtual NICU support program for families
  • Virtual prenatal programs for moms-to-be
  • Educational programs, including live Facebook panel discussions, to get info into the hands of moms and families
  • Necessary supplies for expectant mothers including blood pressure cuffs and masks and so much more!

Support the mission

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Become a sponsor

Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely worldwide, and 1 million will die before their first birthday. Your gift helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

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EVENT DETAILS

Join us and Donatella Arpaia for our annual gathering of the area’s finest culinary talent in support of the March of Dimes. Upon arrival, you will enjoy the chance to sample our chefs’ creations for a tasting experience before taking your seat for the Live Auction and Fund the Mission. Enjoy dessert while you bid on our unique packages, raising your paddle and giving generously to help babies.

EVENT LEADERSHIP

Thanks to the leadership of Dr. Jorge & Kerry Perez and the committee members, we are honored to present this Signature Chefs event. After months of hard work, these volunteers have taken the event to new heights. The March of Dimes and the families we support are grateful for the generosity and effort of the team that made this evening possible.

Dr. Perez is a respected healthcare leader who has been practicing medicine, teaching and conducting clinical research in the field of Neonatology for more than 25 years. As a co-founder of KIDZ Medical Services, Dr. Perez serves as the Medical Director of Neonatal and Newborn Services and oversees healthcare teams at 17 locations throughout South Florida. He is also co-founder of Air Medical Charters, LLC, a full-service air ambulance and executive charter transportation provider based in Miami, Florida. He and his wife Kerry are longtime Coral Gables residents and philanthropists. March of Dimes is an organization close to their hearts as Dr. Perez has made countless contributions to the health of mothers and babies throughout his career.

Committee Members:
Kristen Daniels
Brandon Haushalter
Isabella Sanchez
Saima Aftab
Elizabeth Oates 
Marcy Aaron
 

Celebrity Chef

Daughter of a first-generation immigrant from Italy, Donatella Arpaia was raised in her father’s restaurant. After completing her law degree and passing the bar, she realized that she wanted to run restaurants and she knew she would never be happy outside the world of food. Dubbed the “Queen of New York City”, Donatella opened her first restaurant there over 25 years ago and has never looked back. She has become one of Food Network’s top celebrity chefs and head judges, and has appeared on the most episodes of Iron Chef America and the Next Iron Chef than any other person in the history of the shows. In 2018, Donatella and her family relocated to Miami. Most recently, she made headlines when she decided to bring her culinary expertise to Coral Gables, taking over both Redfish Grill and Forte. The mom of 3 holds a special place in her heart for March of Dimes, as her twins were born prematurely. She believes that all babies deserve a healthy start at life.

BECOME A SPONSOR

The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Feeding Motherhood Auction provides a unique cause marketing opportunity to co-brand your company with the vital mission of the March of Dimes.
 
Through partnerships with companies, organizations and extraordinary individuals the March of Dimes is able to create unique moments for your clients, vendors, and leadership teams.

Your company will shine in the eyes of hundreds of local members of society and business professionals who have also come to support our mission while bidding on our online silent auction that will be live for one week. On average most bidders visit an online auction site at least 3 times.


Sponsorship opportunities are available at a variety of levels for our Signature Chefs Feeding Motherhood Auction, providing your company brand recognition. 

Please contact Stacy Myron for more information on how you can sponsor the March of Dimes' mission through this exclusive event. We look forward to working with you to discuss your partnership with the March of Dimes.

SUPPORT THE MISSION

The U.S. is the most dangerous country in the developed world to give birth. Every hour 2 babies die and every day 2 women die from pregnancy related causes.  Your support helps the March of Dimes fund research, education, advocacy and programs that help more moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.                

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We believe that every baby deserves the best possible start. Unfortunately, not all babies get one. We are changing that.

All of the work we do is made possible by the generous support of our donors, partners and friends. If you would like to make a donation for this event, please either make your donation online or complete this form.

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