Chicago, IL, September 06, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Chicago’s top chefs are teaming up to for a delicious event to support the Chicago area chapter of the Scleroderma Foundation and promote continued research into a cure for the disease. Cooking Up a Cure, culinary all-star dining event, will be held on Monday, October 17 with the doors opening at 5:30 p.m. The event will be chaired for the third time by Cleetus Friedman, owner of City Provisions, and will be held at Salvage One, a renowned architectural antique museum and showroom located at 1840 W. Hubbard St, Chicago. Cooking Up a Cure will be hosted by Steve Dolinsky, one of the leading food broadcasters in the U.S. who has won 12 James Beard Awards for his TV and radio work.
“Chicago is known for its amazing food and I can’t think of a better way to benefit the Scleroderma Foundation than by bringing some of the best chefs in the area together,” says Cleetus Friedman, owner of City Provisions and chair of the Cooking Up a Cure benefit. “This cause holds a special place in my heart because my father passed away from Scleroderma. It seemed natural to take my passion for food and help make a difference for a cause that means so much to me.”
The event will feature over 20 Chicago restaurants and a collection of top mixologists including City Provisions, David Burke’s Primehouse, SmallBar, The Signature Room, Koval Distillery, Uncommon Ground, Province, Viaggios, Carnivale, Hot Chocolate and more. The night will consist of a silent and live auction and a generous sampling of food and drinks. All proceeds from the Cooking Up a Cure event will support ongoing research and funding for scleroderma.
The event provides guests with a great way to sample some of the best food in Chicago and view the hidden treasures at Salvage One all while supporting a worthwhile cause. Special event sponsorship levels range from $1,500 to $20,000 while individual tickets are $125. The proceeds raised from the event will be used to further the Scleroderma Foundation’s core mission of education, support and research across the U.S. for scleroderma patients.
For more information about this event, please visit: cookingupacurechicago.com
To purchase tickets please visit: http://www.cookingupacurechicago.com/purchase.html
Scleroderma is considered an auto-immune disease that varies widely across persons and can be life threatening. This disease causes thickening and tightening of skin, and in severe cases, also hardens internal organs. Scleroderma means “hard skin” in Latin. This disease affects 300,000 people in the U.S. who are predominately women. There is currently no cure for Scleroderma.
About The Scleroderma Foundation
The Scleroderma Foundation is a 501 (c)3 and is a leading non-profit supporter of scleroderma research in the United States, allotting more than $1 million annually to find the cause of and cure for scleroderma. To promote education of the disease, the foundation facilitates health and professional seminars, produces and distributes literature and conducts publicity campaigns. The Foundation consists of 22 chapters and 173 support networks throughout the U.S. with the goal supporting Scleroderma patients and their families.