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PHOENIX Sponsors March of Dimes Events

Written by Leah LeMoine Category: Culture Issue: September 2015
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March of Dimes Signature Chefs AuctionEvery single day makes a difference for infant development during a pregnancy. Premature birth can lead to low birthweight, underdeveloped organs and even, in extreme cases, death. In fact, the No. 1 leading cause of death among children younger than 5 is premature birth.

PHOENIX magazine is a proud sponsor of March of Dimes, the world's leading pregnancy and infant health-focused nonprofit, and its annual Signature Chefs Auction. This year, the Valley's culinary luminaries will converge on the Arizona Biltmore on Sunday, November 8, for a night of gourmet food tastings, wine pairings and spirited bidding on once-in-a-lifetime experiences and glamorous getaways.

Honorary chefs Tom Freimuth (Talking Stick Resort) and Ron Dimas (Orange Sky at Talking Stick Resort) will join host venue chef Gordon Maybury of the Arizona Biltmore in presenting chefs Vincent Guerithault (Vincent's on Camelback), Mel Mecinas (Talavera at Four Seasons Scottsdale at Troon North), Conor Favre (Kai at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa) and more.

In addition to the auction, March of Dimes will be raffling a 2016 Toyota Corolla LE donated by Valley Toyota Dealers. Raffle tickets cost $50 and purchasing is open through November 11, with all proceeds benefiting March of Dimes. Tickets are available only online, and there is no limit to the number of tickets a participant may purchase. The winner will be announced in November.

If you go:
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction
Sunday, November 8, from 4-7:30 p.m.
Individual tickets: $275; table of 10: $2,500
Arizona Biltmore
2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix
To purchase tickets, tables or sponsorship, contribute an auction item or donate to March of Dimes' Fund the Mission, contact Kate Sepe at 602-287-9925 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information can be found here.