You Are The Cure
Another successful Wine and Spirits Event was held on November 5th at the Cyclorama in Boston’s trendy South End neighborhood. The venue made for a dramatic setting and set the tone for an inspirational and celebratory night and the theme “You Are The Cure”. As in past years, many prominent individuals from the Boston financial and mutual fund world filled the room as they mixed and mingled with their peers and colleagues, and tasted wines from around the world. Overall the event raised over $100,000 for MFAC and as always we are so grateful for our generous supporters, sponsors and participants.
The 6th Annual Expect Miracles Wine and Spirits Extravaganza was a night filled with hope and inspiration. With breathtaking banners hanging from the dome of the Cyclorama with words of determination, discovery and dedication- the message was hard to ignore. Speeches from Mutual Funds Against Cancer’s founder and Chairman, Frank Strauss, and Dana-Farber’s own Dr. DePinho added some personal touches to the evening. Dr. DePinho, who spoke at the Foundation Reception prior to the main event, is the Director at the Center for Applied Cancer Sciences (CACS) at Dana-Farber- He told an uplifting story of how MFAC’s fundraising and proceeds was the catalysts for government grants which was crucial for CACS’ program this year given the economic climate.
Throughout the event, guests participated in opportunity drawings for chance to win one of three fabulous prizes; a trip to Los Cabos, Ultimate Boston Sports Fan package, and a beautiful citrine necklace designed specifically for the event by Suzanne Dines. When it was all said and done- the drawing raised close to $10,000 and three very happy attendees walked away winners.
The entire MFAC team would like to again thank its amazing donors, sponsors and supporters for making this yet another successful event! We would also like the send a special thanks to the Fancy Pants event planning team for all of their hard work to make this evening one to remember!