Six Courses for a Cure is the result of the creative genius of Roger Thomas, Executive Chef at the Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and Pete Olsen, a partner in Purple Feet Distributing located in Macedonia, Ohio.
After meeting Gerry and Marti Cowden at a family celebration and hearing the story of their daughter Meredith and her courageous battle against leukemia, Roger and Pete suggested the idea of a wine dinner to benefit the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation.
Both Pete and Roger have hosted and participated in many wine dinners to raise funding for charities and worthwhile causes in northeast Ohio, specifically the Akron area where they are located and the Cowdens live.
Six Courses for a Cure with Roger Thomas at the helm as the coordinating chef will be the 2nd scheduled fundraiser of the year for the Cowden Foundation. This new and exciting event will be held in the beautiful 300 seat capacity ballroom at the Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM.
The evening will begin with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by all of the participating chefs. Details to be announced.
The cost to attend this black tie optional event is $150 per person including valet parking.
One Chefs’ VIP Table will be offered at $3,000 for a table of eight. It will include personal attention by each of the chefs as well as a very special gift for each couple.
Five Winemakers Tables will be offered at $2,000 giving the opportunity to be seated with one of the participating winemakers. These tables will provide seating for eight in addition to the winemakers. The guests attending at this sponsor level will also receive a special memento of the evening.
The monies raised at this fabulous gourmet event will be used to fund a medical symposium dedicated to Graft vs Host Disease, its complex issues, research, education and resources available to patients and physicians. GvHD, which is a complication of a life-saving bone marrow transplant, results when the patient’s body is attacked by the new immune system created by the bone marrow transplant. Sadly, it can cause death if not controlled. This will be the only symposium in the United States solely dedicated to this malady.
For more information you may contact the Meredith A. Cowden Foundation at info@CowdenFoundation.org or or call (330) 864-1978.