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 raised more than $650,000 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