- Posted Monday February 6, 2012
Gala celebrity dinner benefits advanced breast cancer research
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Feb. 6, 2012 - Cookin' for a Cure at Eddie's House, hosted by the Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation, will raise funds for advanced breast cancer research at the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen).
"Eddie's House" is gourmet Chef Eddie Matney's Scottsdale restaurant at 7042 E. Indian School Road. The 6 p.m. March 22 event includes an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a casual private dining experience featuring Chef Eddie's specialties.
Although this second annual event is weeks away, tickets for the event are $150 through Feb. 13. The next day - Arizona's Centennial on Feb. 14 - tickets will cost $175. Tickets are available at: www.mountainsofhopefoundation.org/events.
Among the celebrities attending Cookin' for a Cure are: baseball legend and announcer Joe Garagiola; former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder and 2001 World Series hero Luis Gonzalez; and former Arizona Cardinals tight end Ben Patrick.
"TGen is proud to collaborate with the Mountains of Hope Foundation to accelerate discovery of new and better ways to counter the ravages of advanced breast cancer," said Michael Bassoff, President of the TGen Foundation.
Every 12 minutes, breast cancer claims another life, making it second only to lung cancer as the leading cause of cancer death among American women. One in every seven women in the United States will eventually develop breast cancer.
"We are pleased to match the food creations of Eddie Matney with the innovative research at TGen in our efforts to find better treatments for the thousands of women who suffer from this disease," said Allen J. Gula Jr., whose late wife Marilyn died of breast cancer in 2006 following a decade-long battle against the disease. "This is the fourth event we have conducted as part of our long-term partnership with the highly regarded scientists at TGen."
Local television personality Tara Hitchcock will emcee the March 22 event, which will include an auction and raffle with quality prizes.
Cookin' for a Cure is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.
Additional sponsorships, ranging from $2,500 to $10,000, are still available. For more information, visit: www.mountainsofhopefoundation.org/sponsorship-information.
The Marilyn B. Gula Mountains of Hope Foundation is a Phoenix-based non-profit organization that invests its proceeds into the research and treatment of advanced breast cancer.
All proceeds from Cookin' for a Cure will benefit advanced breast cancer research at non-profit TGen.
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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 who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996. She lost her battle with the 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. For more information, visit www.mountainsofhopefoundation.org.