The Dining Dish blog is Dara Bunjon's take on anything food, both national and in her hometown of Baltimore. Warning: this food blog can be harmful to your waistline.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction and Gala: Save the date

So many worthy causes and how does one choose which ones to support? One of my picks is the March of Dimes of Central Maryland that helps moms have full-term pregnancies and researchs the problems that threaten the health of babies.

Every year the March of Dimes of Central Maryland serves up an evening of signature chefs’ cuisine tastings and an extensive auction, both silent and live. This year, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will be held Monday November 3rd at 6 p.m. at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel.Tickets are $150 with $100 of the value being tax deductible – tables of 10 can be purchased for reserved seating.

The A to Z list of the restaurants from Baldwin Station to the Wild Pea will be delighting your culinary taste buds on this special evening:

Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore Marriot Waterfront Hotel
Café Gia
Farmstead Grill
Fat Frankie’s Pizza
Fleet Street Kitchen
Grilled Cheese & Co
Innovative Gourmet
Kent Manor Inn
McFaul’s Ironhorse Tavern
Renaissance Hotels
Royal Sonesta
Roy’s Restaurant
Rumor Mill
Saval Foods
Sotto Sopra
Stratford University
Sugar & Ice
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Thames Street Oyster House
Waterfront Kitchen
Let me take my hat off to the Baltimore’s food community who are always staunch supporters, donating time and food to so many charities. 

The March of Dimes Foundation origin  started in the 1930’s as the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis when polio was sweeping the globe.  It was vaudeville star Eddie Cantor who coined (excuse that pun) “March of Dimes” as a play on the then contemporary newsreel series “The March of Time” launching their annual fundraising event. They asked each child to donate a dime. As a child of the 50’s I remember collection cards with slots where we would add dimes and mail if off once full. Polio was very large threat during that time, as children we all received polio vaccinations. 

Eventually the “March of Dimes” became synonymous with the charity and back in 1976 changed its name to March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation and in 2007 to the March of Dimes Foundation.

Hope you will join us on this special night; enjoy the food, buy at the auction and know you are helping more and more infants from ending up spending their early days at a NICU – Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Monday, November 03, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel 
700 Aliceanna Street
BaltimoreMD 21202 

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