On behalf of the Gourmet & Grapes Committee Board, we would like to say thank you to our participating sponsors, chefs, winemakers, donors, volunteers and attendees for your participation with the 6th annual weekend event in benefit of Hollings Cancer Center. We are pleased to announce that $200,000 was raised over the weekend.
You all have played a vital role in helping us build a health care center that is world-class in every respect. Specifically, your support of the Gourmet & Grapes is empowering us to support innovative cancer clinical trials and cancer research at the Hollings Cancer Center. By funding these trials, you are bringing patients and research together; helping us to change what's possible in cancer care and to offer new hope to patients and loved ones. Thank you again for your support! We look forward to seeing you in 2015.
Gourmet & Grapes is a weekend-long culinary extravaganza that is the only fundraiser in the Lowcountry that brings together renowned chefs and winemakers to raise money for cancer research. The event, which takes place at The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, benefits Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Since its inception in 2009, Gourmet & Grapes has now raised more than $850,000 for cancer research programs at Hollings Cancer Center. With stagnant federal funding, this contribution has proved invaluable in the cancer research conducted in South Carolina.
Gourmet and Grapes is an unparalleled event that couples local and regional culinary talent with award-winning wineries. Our goal is to raise funds and awareness that will support cancer research and patient programs at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina is a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center and the largest academic-based cancer program in South Carolina. As the state's foremost cancer treatment center, Hollings unites more than 150 experts in treatment, research, education, prevention and control, and outreach to address South Carolina's significant caner problem. The cancer center has more than $35 million in cancer research funding, and at any given time there are more than 200 clinical trials open to patients.
For the 23,000 South Carolinians who will be diagnosed with cancer this year, the Hollings Cancer Center is leading the way in changing what is possible in cancer care.
“I chose a clinical trial, and it has given me precious extra time with my loving husband and grandchildren.”
“I believe a clinical trial is helping me. But it's not just about me. It's about the future.”
Liver Cancer Survivor