PORTLAND, Ore. (October 2, 2015) –2015 Culinary Chair Chef Gregory Gourdet of Departure Restaurant + Lounge, will join forces with five of Portland’s culinary best to create a one-of-a-kind international dining experience at the St. Jude Autumn Harvest, set for 6:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at the Nines Hotel. The event aims to raise awareness and funding for children battling cancer and other life-threatening diseases at
Gourdet will be joined by a team, including: Han Ly Hwang of Kin Jong Grillin’, Mindy Keith of Xico, Katy Millard of Coquine, Matthew Sigler of Renata, and BJ Smith of Smokehouse Tavern. The group will serve up eight courses, for 250 guests, of cuisine prepared in American, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Mexican traditions. In addition, guests can enjoy libations from local vintners, distillers and brewers; live entertainment; and high end auction. Thanks to events like this one, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Guests will hear firsthand how significant this is, thanks to local St. Jude patient families who will share their story.
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Seating for the St. Jude Autumn Harvest is limited. Tickets are $150 and $250 VIP, which include a select bar and VIP goody bag. Both can be purchased at stjude.org/autumnharvest or by calling 1 (800) 954-5499.
2015 event sponsors include: Directors Mortgage, Chevron, Williams-Sonoma, Alpha Media, Eastside Distilling, Eola Hills Winery, Gilgamesh Brewing, Spirit Mountain Casino and media personalities Jenny Hansson from KOIN 6 and Jake Byron from 99.7 The Bull. For sponsorship details or to donate, visit stjude.org/autumnharvest or contact Claudia Vergara at email@example.com.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and cures childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. It is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Treatments developed at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since the hospital opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to increase the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing and food—because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. To learn more, visit stjude.org or follow St. Jude at @stjuderesearch.