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Celebrity Chefs Cook Gala to support cancer research at UC San Diego

February 16, 2016

Wineries and distributors donating their products and services to the chic event include: Castello Banfi, Domaine Serene Winery, Gallo Family Vineyards, kukkula, Maddalena Brands, Matetic Winery, Ramey Wine Cellars, Tantara Winery, Witch Creek Winery, and X Winery and Amicus Cellars.

This year's gala will feature the Spirit Award to recognize individuals who have encouraged and inspired the pursuit of excellence in patient care and research at the UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center. This year's awards will be given to Iris and Matthew Strauss for their vision and philanthropy??including a generous gift to establish the Iris and Matthew Strauss Center for the Early Detection of Ovarian Cancer.

Hors d'oeuvres will be followed by dinner and dancing with music by NRG. Marilyn and Doug Sawyer will serve as this year's gala event chairs. Food and wine chairs are Marie Kelley and George Karetas, respectively. Carol and Jeffrey Chang, MD, and Carla and Rudy Rehm are honorary co-chairs of the event. Longtime San Diego news anchor Marty Levin will serve as master of ceremonies.

SOURCE University of California, San Diego