- Posted Wednesday February 16, 2011
Mountains of Hope Foundation enlists Scottsdale chef Eddie Matney for TGen breast cancer research fundraising dinner
'Cookin' for a Cure at Eddie's House'
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Feb. 8, 2011 - The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation is cooking up something special at an elite Scottsdale restaurant to benefit TGen's advanced breast cancer research.
Cookin' for a Cure at Eddie's House is a casual private dining experience set for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 10, at Chef Eddie Matney's restaurant, 7042 E. Indian School Road.
In addition to delicious food and a silent auction, celebrity guests will attend, including baseball legends Joe Garagiola Sr. and Luis Gonzalez, and Arizona Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick. Channel 3 news anchor Tara Hitchcock will emcee the event.
Tickets to 'Cookin' for a Cure at Eddie's House' are $150 per person. Space is limited to 200 guests. Chef Eddie's menu includes passed hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, special desserts and coffee, plus an open bar, Su Vino Wines and Belvedere Pink Martinis. Tickets may be purchased at: www.mountainsofhopefoundation.org.
All proceeds from the dinner will benefit advanced breast cancer research at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
Every 12 minutes, breast cancer claims another life, making it the second leading cause of cancer death among American women. One in every seven women in the United States will eventually develop breast cancer.
In recent years, researchers have confirmed that breast cancer is not one disease, but includes several distinct disease sub-types. Increasing numbers of diagnostic tests are being developed to recognize these sub-types, and clinicians are embracing this information to tailor their treatment decisions for individual patients.
Dr. Heather Cunliffe, who leads TGen's Breast and Ovarian Cancer Research Unit, is trying to identify why cancer cells grow out of control. To do this, she uses TGen's advanced technologies to rapidly measure the behavior of tumors at very high resolution.
The March 10 event includes a unique silent auction and raffle prizes: an electric-powered drivable toy BMW, a private cooking class and dinner with Chef Eddie Matney at the winner's home; an exclusive wine bottling experience including tasting, bottling and labeling 30 bottles of the winner's choice of Su Vino wines; and a top-of-the-line McIntosh integrated audio system from LMC Home Entertainment.
Corporate sponsorships are available. For complete sponsorship benefits, please contact Allen J. Gula Jr. at 650-799-5485 or visit www.mountainsofhopefoundation.org.
ABOUT THE MARILYN B. GULA MOUNTAINS OF HOPE FOUNDATION
The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization, established in 2003 by Marilyn Barry Gula, a native of Northeast Ohio, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. Although controlled by powerful drugs, the cancer continued to recur until the drugs were ineffective and she lost her battle with this insidious disease on July 26, 2006. As a result, the Mountains of Hope Foundation was renamed "The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation" to honor her memory and continue the work she began. Based in Phoenix, every dollar donated is applied directly to funding highly regarded researchers across the nation who study advanced stages of breast cancer, with the hope of making inroads to improve the detection, treatment and management of this deadly disease.
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The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. Research at TGen is focused on helping patients with diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes. TGen is on the cutting edge of translational research where investigators are able to unravel the genetic components of common and complex diseases. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities, TGen believes it can make a substantial contribution to the efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, visit: www.tgen.org.
Press Contact: Steve Yozwiak
TGen Senior Science Writer