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    Signature Chefs Auction to Bring Fairfield County’s Top Restaurants Together for Stronger, Healthier Babies

    Leigh-Anne Lefurge, March of Dimes, (860) 815-9353, llefurge@marchofdimes.com

    Fairfield, CT, August 27, 2013 —

    On Wednesday, October 2nd, area residents are invited to take a culinary excursion featuring Fairfield County's finest restaurants, all for a great cause – stronger, healthier babies.  Top area chefs will come together for an incredible evening to benefit the March of Dimes at The Waters Edge at Giovanni's in Darien.

    While tasting the delights of such local chefs from Barcelona Wine Bar, Rizzuto’s Restaurant and Bar, The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s and more, guests will bid on a unique assortment of live and silent auction packages including experiences with the chefs, entertainment and travel, and contribute to the very special Fund the Mission campaign.

    Special guest speakers include Stacey Schieffelin, founder and president ybf Cosmetics, and
    Lisa Wexler of The Lisa Wexler Show.

    “We are thrilled to have not only the talents of many local chefs joining us in support of our mission to helps moms have full-term pregnancies and healthy babies, but these two dynamic women as well,” said Alyssa Kent, Signature Chefs Auction committee.  “Stacey and Lisa are both proud moms and know how important it is for women to be informed and supported before, during and after pregnancy.  We know guests will be thoroughly entertained!”

    Funds raised support lifesaving research and educational programs in Fairfield County and throughout Connecticut, such as CenterIngPregnancy® (group model of prenatal care); gestational diabetes education; Healthy Babies Are Worth the Wait® (an education campaign to encourage women, if pregnancy is healthy, to wait until at least 39 weeks to deliver); and NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) Family Support.

    Premature birth is the most serious infant health problem in the United States today. It affects nearly half a million babies nationwide each year, including 1 in 10 babies in Fairfield County. 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.  

    Signature Chefs Auction tickets are on sale for $175 per person or $1,500 for a table of 10, and is proudly sponsored by The Hermitage Club at Haystack Mountain, and Stifel Marcin Advertising, Marketing and Design.  To reserve your seat or to make a donation, visit marchofdimes.com/ct

    The March of Dimes celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and its ongoing work to help all babies get a healthy start in life.  More than 4 million babies were born in the United States last year, and the March of Dimes has helped each and every one through research, education, vaccines, and breakthroughs. 

    The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

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