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Signature Chefs Auction brings area restaurants together for benefit

Oct. 29, 2013 @ 11:00 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Tri-State diners can sample dishes from top chefs while helping the March of Dimes at the upcoming Huntington Signature Chefs Auction on Monday, Nov. 4 at Guyan Golf and Country Club.

The event begins at 6 p.m.

The March of Dimes, a national nonprofit organization, works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

In addition to sampling signature dishes, guests will be able to bid on many unique auction items donated by Tri-State businesses.

Funds raised by Signature Chefs Auction support lifesaving research and educational programs in Huntington. Most recently, the March of Dimes approved grant funding for the newly established Lily's Place Pediatric Addiction Recovery Center. Scheduled to begin accepting patients soon, Lily's Place will use proven therapeutic handling methods and the very latest weaning techniques to ease drug-exposed babies from their mother's drugs and give them the best possible care available.

Premature birth is the most serious infant health problem in the United States today. It affects more than half a million babies nationwide each year, with 2,500 West Virginia, according to a press release. Babies born too soon are more likely to die or have lifelong disabilities. The March of Dimes is committed to reversing this trend by funding research to find the causes of premature birth and developing strategies to prevent it. Guests will hear first-hand the impact the March of Dimes has had on the lives of the McDonald family when their daughter Emma was born too soon.

Tickets for the event are now available. Contact the March of Dimes at 304-720-2229.

For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find them on Facebook at Huntington Signature Chefs Auction and follow them on Twitter.

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