Another very worthy charity I enjoy supporting is the March of Dimes. I’m sure anyone and everyone has heard of the March of Dimes, but most don’t know how the organization came about. The March of Dimes began in the 1930s as charity to raise money to end polio. Then President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, initiated a campaign asking all US citizens to donate 10 cents (a dime) to fund research to end polio, hence the name. Once polio was eradicated, the March of Dimes focus shifted to the prevention of birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Just a little history, that I’ve found interesting since I first got involved with the charity.

As far as my involvement with the March of Dimes, this is my second year sitting on the Silent Auction committee for their Annual Signature Chefs Auction. This year’s Silent & Live Auction event will be held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, DC (22nd Street location).

A little bit about the event…Signature Chefs Auction of D.C. features more than 30 of Washington, D.C.,’s top chefs during an evening of culinary tastings, fine wine and entertainment. The evening will include silent and live auctions of unique dining packages, hotel stays and weekend getaways.

To purchase tickets, click here. For more information, please visit the Event Web page or contact Nicole Vagnerini with the March of Dimes – National Capital Area Chapter at (703) 824-0111, ext. 19, or nvagnerini@marchofdimes.com. Volunteers are still needed, contact Nicole for more information.

Signature Chefs Auction
Monday, November 2, 2009

6:30 Sampling & Silent Auction
8:15 Live Auction Begins

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (703) 824-0111, ext. 19 (March of Dimes)
(202) 835-0500 (The Ritz-Carlton)

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