Las Vegas, NV | Monday, October 1, 2018

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The annual Signature Chefs Auction to benefit the March of Dimes is set for Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa. Top area chefs will prepare gourmet dishes to delight even the most discriminating palate. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on amazing one-of-a-kind items and experiences in the silent and live auction.  

Participating chefs include:

• Jaret Blinn - Chef/Owner CRAFTKitchen

• Barry Dakake - Scotch 80

• Anthony Andreason - Pizza Rock

• Dave and Wyndee Forest - CraftHaus Brewery

• Rudy Janeo, Jr. - Il Chianti Italian Restaurant

• Kris Jacobsen - Tide's Oyster Bar

• Doug Zuk - Hank's Fine Steaks and Martinis

• Francis Mo - Send Noodles

• Jose Passalacqua - Sweet Dreams by GVR

• Ben Viray - Luxury Cafe

• Anthony Ramirez - Bottiglia

• Jose Avila - T-Bones Steakhouse

• Steve Barr - Palms Hotel & Casino

• Miguel Roman - Borracha Mexican Cantina

According to 2018 Event Chair, Dr. Deepa Nagar, “I am honored to chair an event with such a powerful mission to help babies. Where else can you sample the fabulous food of so many amazing chefs in one room and give back to our community at the same time?.”  

At the event, guests will hear the moving story of the Lindsey family: Kristyn, Patrick, Wesley, Jackson and Caleb. Wesley and Jackson were born 16 weeks too soon. Both babies suffered severe brain bleeds and sadly, Jackson passed away 39 hours later. Wesley spent the next 149 days fighting for his life in the NICU.  Wesley is now 6 years old and has profound special needs. Thanks to the cutting edge research funded by the March of Dimes, Wesley’s little brother, Caleb, was born healthy in June 2017.

Approximately 400 guests are expected to attend the annual event that raises about $180,000 for the March of Dimes. For more information visit Funds raised at Signature Chefs Auction support research, advocacy and educational programs.

The Signature Chefs Auction is sponsored by MEDNAX, Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican, and First Legal. Venue sponsor is Green Valley Ranch and Fox 5 is serving as media partner.

About March of Dimes

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We support research, lead programs and provide education and advocacy so that every baby can have the best possible start. Building on a successful 80-year legacy of impact and innovation, we empower every mom and every family.

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