Greenwich Wine + Food Festival, located at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, CT, is a multi-day event celebrating this area’s rich culinary landscape and showcasing innovation in the food and beverage industries. Year-to-year, it will benefits multiple charitable organizations, including Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, Greenwich Parks & Recreation Fund, and more. (see below for contact info)
WHAT IS THE MMRF’S VISION?
We see a world where every person has precisely what they need to prevent or defeat multiple myeloma, where the entire community collaborates seamlessly from beginning to end, with ever-increasing momentum towards a cure.
WHAT IS THE MMRF’S MISSION?
As a patient-founded organization, we stand together with those who are battling multiple myeloma–patients, families, physicians, researchers, and investors. At the same time, we stand apart with our innovative approach. We are the ones who generate, interpret, and activate the largest collection of high-quality data, accessible to all.
About Multiple Myeloma
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cell. It is the second most common blood cancer. An estimated 30,300 adults will be diagnosed this year and 12,500 people are predicted to die from the disease.
About the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
The mission of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) is to find a cure for multiple myeloma by relentlessly pursuing innovation that accelerates the development of next-generation treatments to extend the lives of patients. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF is a world-recognized leader in cancer research. Together with its partners, the MMRF has created the only end-to-end solution in precision medicine and the single largest genomic dataset in all cancers. The MMRF continues to disrupt the industry today, as a pioneer and leader at the helm of new research efforts. Since its inception, the organization has raised over $400 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs. To learn more, visit www.themmrf.org.
Greenwich Parks & Recreation Foundation
The Town of Greenwich Parks and Recreation Fund was set up to receive donations. Allowing the community citizens and businesses an avenue to donate to the Town of Greenwich Parks & Recreation Projects and Programs.
Your contribution to the Park Foundation will benefit:
Community events – Summer Movie Series
Protection of natural habitats and endangered wildlife
Replacement of deteriorating playground and picnic areas with upgrades.
Educational and recreational opportunities for families
the ment’or BKB Foundation
The ment’or BKB Foundation is a nonprofit organization that aims to inspire excellence in young culinary professionals and preserve the traditions and quality of classic cuisine in America. Ment’or is led by a Board of Directors including Chefs Daniel Boulud, Thomas Keller and Jérôme Bocuse, as well as an esteemed Culinary Council of over 40 renowned chefs nationwide who act as mentors for young chefs, serve in an advisory capacity to the organization and participate in fundraising events. Educational grants are offered to young professionals through the Mentor Grant Program for Continuing Education which has awarded more than $1.2 Million since 2014. Our Young Chef and Commis Competitions for young cooks provide further opportunity to advance their careers in the culinary world. Ment’or is also responsible for recruiting, training and financially supporting the promising young American chefs who compete on behalf of the United States in the prestigious Bocuse d’Or competition, held in Lyon France, every two years. For the first time in history, Team USA 2017 won the coveted Gold Medal at the Bocuse d’Or.